Thelma Ruth Billingham was born July 25, 1927, in Hastings, Neb. She passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, in Kingman Regional Medical Center. She moved to Kingman in 1975.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Amelia Huffman; her sister, Cindy Jacqust; brother, Carl "Sparky" Huffman; her husband, George Richard Billingham; daughter, Jeanette Baker; and grandson, Troy Lee Billingham.
Thelma is survived by her sons, Richard E. Billingham and George Ross Billingham; her grandsons, Vince Billingham and Brent Billingham; her granddaughters, Lora Lynn Boyce, Rebecca Tramell and Ginger Vaughn; six great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, family members and friends.
Thelma wanted to be remembered as "being good to people." Over her 84 years of life she raised her own two sisters and took in many other children. She truly loved them all and was loved by all.
Thelma's 15-year-old cousin, Rachael Cameron, chose the hymns for the memorial service, which will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave.