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Jeffrey John Billion

Jeffrey John Billion, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died on August 14, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

Jeff was a dynamic personality. His interests were as varied as he was brilliant. An archer with a crack shot, a talented chef and a fierce debater, he touched many with his infectious laugh and dry wit.

After graduating from Sioux Falls Lincoln High School and traveling to Swarthmore, PA, for college, Jeff took the road less traveled. An avid poker player, he pursued his passion professionally in Las Vegas. After trying his hand, he moved to Delaware where he regrouped and found what became his most deeply abiding professional passion, working in retail sales.

He started stocking shelves and was managing his own store by twenty-five. He parlayed that into an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, where he impressed his professors and peers alike with his grasp of sales and economics. He returned to retail, joining Amazon.com and rising rapidly to join the senior finance team in his division. He relocated to Seattle, where he remained until his passing.

Neither his heart, humor nor beer cheese soup recipe will ever be replicated. In all ways, he was one of a kind. He is survived by his mother Patricia, his brother Mark, his nephew Mark Jr., niece Moraya, sister in law Kristie, father Michael as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by Sam and Betty Speier and TJ and Eleanor Billion. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you send donations to a food pantry of your choice




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Published in Argus Leader on Aug. 20, 2017.
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August 23, 2017
I relied on Jeff often for a funny quip, a listening ear, and encouragement. He is missed.
-Kristen (Amazon)
August 22, 2017
I worked with Jeff and was shocked to hear about his passing. I'm so sorry. He will be greatly missed.
Vince Vitale
Coworker
August 21, 2017
Mike and family


I am stunned. Paul sent me this with a note:


"i have no idea what happened. so sad. he was such a kind soul".


It's disorienting to loose someone so young- heartbreaking. Peace and prayers,

Mary Slattery
August 21, 2017
Mike,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your son! May God wrap his arms around you and your family during this difficult time!
Brenda Van Dam (King)
August 21, 2017
Mike and Connie,
Sandy and I extend our sincerest condolences over your loss of son Jeffrey John.
Peace be with you.

Love,
Sandy and Jim DeSaix
Sandy & Jim DeSaix
August 21, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Thinking of your family.
Katherin Peters
August 20, 2017
So sorry and shocked to hear about Jeff's passing. I remember him as a warm and smart person with a quick wit. It had been years but he was someone I considered myself very lucky to call a friend. I'm so sorry for the family's loss.
Christine Terrell
August 20, 2017
Jeff was such a kind and funny person. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sarah Meyer
August 20, 2017
I am so sorry for your family's loss. Rest in piece brother.
Stewart Scally
Coworker
August 20, 2017
I am so sorry to hear ogf your loss. I will be keeping you in my thoughts.
Ben Johnson
August 20, 2017
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Your Lex1 Pick family.
Rebecca Smith
Coworker
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