Billye Ruth Kirkland Hewett (1927 - 2014)

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Hewett, Billye Ruth Kirkland Billye Hewett, 87, surrounded by her 3 daughters passed away peacefully in the arms of our Lord and Savior on July 27, 2014 at home in Dallas, TX. Born on May 21, 1927 in Arkinda, AR, she was preceded in death by her husband Gene, infant son Mark, parents Troy and Mary Kirkland, sisters and husbands Clarice and Gene Folsom and Bonnie Jean and Tim Dunn, mother-in-law Clara Hewett, brother-in-law Ben Hewett and sister-in-law Petie Hewett. Billye graduated from high school in Ashdown, AR where she was crowned football queen. She attended Centenary College, moved to Idabel, OK with her family and ready to escape small town life, she followed her sister Jean and Tim to NYC and Houston. During a summer job at the Mayan Ranch in Bandera, TX she met Gene, the love of her life, and followed him to Dallas where they were married on February 9, 1951. They both became members of Highland Park United Methodist Church, which was their life long church home. Billye and Gene enjoyed a blessed 58 year marriage while raising 3 beautiful daughters and loving on 3 adoring grandchildren. Billye treasured family time together and making great memories for us all during holidays and even ordinary days. She made each of us feel special. She loved traveling together on annual summer vacations to Hawaii, special trips to Europe as well as other areas of the U.S. Some of her most favorite times with family were spending almost every weekend at Cedar Creek Lake as her daughter's grew up and she became the gracious hostess while Gene was the patient boat driver for their daughters and their friends. Her grandchildren brought a special joy to her life and she loved spending time spoiling them. She also had a special love for her mother in law, Mimi, and cherished their times together. Mom had elegance and grace combined with a warm soft-spoken voice that made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. She was blessed with many close, lifelong friends who shared lots of laughter and happy times together attending all the Dallas Cowboy games, golfing at Northwood, relaxing at Cedar Creek, traveling to Super Bowls, the Spanish Cay, Colorado and Florida, and even treasure hunting in Canton. Mom was also an avid reader and loved sharing books with her daughters, sisters and friends. Mom will be remembered most and dearly missed for her devotion to her family and friends and her steadfast love for God. Mom was a lady to the core; full of grace, always impeccably dressed and radiated sweetness evident to all. Billye's life is cherished by her loving daughter's Sandy Hewett, Susan Lucas and Sherri Owen, grandsons Faithon and Austin Lucas, and granddaughter Kate Owen. Brother in law Art Hewett, sister in law June Hewett, many nieces and nephews and special family friends Mitzi Pool, Clarence and Jean Spangler and Dot and John King also survive her. The family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care given to our mom over the last several years by her personal caregivers Carolyn, Sandra, Lisa, and Barbara, and also by Agazine, Lucy, Elizabeth, Suzy and others at Faith Presbyterian Hospice. We are also thankful for Adela, Martha and Fergie who were passionate about making our family home a peaceful place so that mom could stay in her familiar surroundings. A private family burial will be held on August 1, 2014 at Hillcrest Memorial Park followed by a celebration of her life at 11:00 AM at HPUMC. The family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Greater Dallas Chapter of the at 4144 N. Central Expy, Ste. 750, Dallas, TX 75204,, or Highland Park UMC at 3300 Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, 75205.

Published in Dallas Morning News from July 29 to Aug. 1, 2014
Billye Ruth Hewett
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