Billie Bowen Pugh, 89, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Odessa.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, October 24, 2022, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Landon Coleman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Billie was born in Mangum, Oklahoma, to Joe and Ruby Bowen on November 10, 1932.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, her son in law, and husband of 68 years, Tommy Mick Pugh.
She is survived by two sons, Tommy Pugh and wife Carol of Odessa, Texas, and Bobby Pugh of Odessa, Texas; three daughters, Carol Pugh, Ann Sparks, and Jan Pugh all of Odessa; eleven grandchildren; Terra Pugh Radtke of Wisconsin, Julie Pugh Huckabay (Blake) of Midland, Brandon Pugh (Jackie) of Odessa, Bowen Pugh of Odessa, Aslyn Pugh Aquilar of Houston, Amberly Sparks Healer (Mithell) of Midland, Ashley Sparks Paz (Bubba) of Odessa, Matthew Sparks (Jesuly) of Odessa; along with twelve great grandchildren and one great-great grandson, and 3 beloved nieces Lori Farris, Sherri Hanson (Paul), and Val Galland (Stephan).
Anyone looking for the definition of a true Christian one only must look at the life of Billie Pugh. Her Bibles didn’t sit on her coffee tables for show. She studied them extensively, then after wearing out one she would buy a new one and begin again. Some of her Bibles have so many markings, footnotes, underlines, high lighting that they would become unreadable to the novice bible reader, but when they would get like that, she would just get another one and start wearing that one out.
If I was forced to pick only one trait, one desire, or one burden in her life, and only one, about our beloved mother and grandmother it would be her desire to have all of us develop the kind of faith and love of Christ and the Bible as she had. But not only for family but all her friends and anyone she would meet.
Billie could also tell you which candidate for political office to vote for and why you needed to vote for them. She stayed on top of every candidate and every issue and not just with thoughts or working at polling stations, but with her pocketbook.
She not only loved people but loved horses and could make a friend out of one using her eyes, fascial expression, kind words, and love from her heart just as she did with her kids without the use of a belt or threat of being grounded. Everyone came to her for answers to life's challenges, life's struggles, for counseling on any subject matter imageable. She was the family's strength, protector, our moral guide, truly the rock of our entire family.
Heaven is rejoicing - she was a lovely lady here on earth, I can only imagine her beauty in Heaven.