Billie Jeanne Townley
Billie Jeanne Townley, 79, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died Thursday March 19, at Twin Falls Care and Rehabilitation Center in Twin Falls.
Billie Jeanne was born on Aug. 30, 1929, in Huntsville, the daughter of WP and Maurine Mallery, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Huntsville High School in 1945 and attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
On Feb. 5, 1949, Billie Jeanne married Cole Y. Townley Jr. at the First United Methodist Church in Huntsville. The couple raised four children, Cheryl, Byron, Jeanne and Lacey.
While living in Texas, Billie Jeanne was active in the Huntsville Bridge Club and a member of the First United Methodist Church. The family moved to Twin Falls, in 1979. While in Idaho, she was an active member of the Daughters of American Revolution, recently serving as Chaplain. Billie Jeanne also enjoyed hunting, rodeos and gardening. The love of her life, however, was her family and being the best possible wife, mother and grandmother.
Billie Jeanne is survived by her husband of 60 years, Cole Y. Townley Jr. of Twin Falls; daughters, Cheryl Bell and her husband, Tom, of Houston; Jeanne Foy and her husband, Kenneth, of Hempstead; and Lacey Cline and her husband, Erik, of Boise, Idaho; son Byron Townley and his wife, Cristi, of Bandera; sister-in-law, Ginny Hackney of Friendswood; brothers, Charles Mallery and his wife, Ann, of The Woodlands; and Dr. James Mallery and his wife, Jane, of Huntsville.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Christopher Koehler of Wiley; Matthew Koehler and his wife, Ashley; and Courtney Cline, all of Boise; and Ashley Heinen-Townley of Medina, as well as great-grandchildren, Abigail and Mallery Koehler of Wiley, and extended family and many friends.
Billie Jeanne was also preceded in death by her brother, WP “Buddy” Mallery III.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the physicians and staff at St. Luke's, Twin Falls Care and Rehabilitation Center and Hospice Visions.
A celebration of Billie Jeanne’s life was held Monday, March 23, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, in Twin Falls. An additional memorial service will take place in Huntsville at a later date.