BILBRO, Gene DonkAge 96 of Nashville, passed away May 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Caldwell Bilbro and sister, Louise Donk Sanders. She is survived by her daughters, Louise Bilbro Connell (William F.) and Gene Bilbro Kennedy (Christopher); grandchildren, Caroline S. Reilly (Michael) and Bradford C. Sallee; great-grandchildren, Owen McGann Reilly and Grafton Rhodes Reilly, and nephew, Carl Sanders (Surget). Mrs. Bilbro was a founding member of St. George's Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Vanderbilt Medical Auxiliary, as well as Belle Meade Country Club. She was an avid gardener and lover of animals, and was always surrounded by many pets. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN, with Rev. Roger Senechal of St. George's Episcopal Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205-4206; or to Nashville Humane Association, 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. The family would like to acknowledge the loving care of Mrs. Audrey Bell and the staff of Caris Healthcare throughout the past years. MARSHALL-DONNELLY-COMBS, (615) 327-1111.
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Published in The Tennessean on May 24, 2011