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Billie Jean Ragan

April 12, 1932 — November 12, 2023



In Loving Memory of Billie Jean Ragan

Billie was born April 12th, 1932, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of Anna Mae and William (Bill) Grigry. 

In Monahans, 1952, she married the love of her life Robert (Bob) J. Ragan.  Together they had three children and they celebrated 59 beautiful years together.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her grandkids were her greatest joy. 

A woman of faith, she was a long-time member of Crescent Park Baptist Church where she made many lifelong friends who supported her and Dad in tough times. Outside the church they gathered regularly for lunch after church and monthly 42 games. 

She found her passion in Real Estate and was very successful as it allowed her to meet so many people.  Billie touched the hearts of everyone she met with her beautiful smile and a hug.  She had friends of every age and she loved children. 

Billie J. Ragan of Odessa passed away on Sunday, November 12th, 2023, in Willow Park, Texas.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bob Ragan; siblings, Ruth Adams, Jay Grigry, Polly Flatt and Mary Nall.

She is survived by siblings Wayne Grigry, Leon Grigry, Donna Hunt and children, Michael Ragan, Kathy Miller and Jeff Ragan; grandchildren, Jennifer Miller, Rachael Ragan, Shelby Ragan, Matthew Miller, Amanda Edgmon, Jordy Zurlo-Havey and Dylan Ragan; great grandchildren, Jason Abbott, Jackson Edgmon, Ava Edgmon, Grace Zurlo-Havey, AJ Zurlo-Havey, Gabriel Zurlo-Havey, Malcolm Ragan and Lana Ragan.

The family would like to recognize the amazing care and love of the Clearfork Memory Care staff and Beyond Faith Hospice of Willow Park, Texas.

A visitation will be held Friday, November 17th, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Odessa, TX.

Funeral service will at Crescent Park Baptist Church in Odessa on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Pastor Michael McGuire will be officiating.

Private family burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send condolences to the family, please sign her guestbook at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 17, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home

6801 E. Business 20, Odessa, TX 79762

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Crescent Park Baptist Church

3002 E University Blvd, Odessa, TX 79762

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