MISSION – Opal Louise Matheny Billman, 86, passed away on March 13, 2018.
Mrs. Billman was born on Sept. 23, 1932, in Edinburg and was raised on a farm in the Edcouch-Elsa area. She graduated from high school at age 16 and began working with Bell Telephone where she met her future husband, Joe Billman. They created two businesses where she managed Billman Fill Sand and Fill Dirt before marketing and managing Twin Lakes RV Park.
Survivors include her children, Cynthia Jo Billman-Sherman, Anastacia Louise Billman and Jason Bruce Billman, and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Devlin Billman; parents, Ubie Blackshire Matheny Sr. and Laura Baggett Matheny; and siblings, Ubie Matheny Jr., Laura Coker, Marie Neuhaus and Marvin Matheny.
Her ashes were laid to rest in the family lake during a private ceremony. A celebration of her life will be held at the Sherman family residence in San Antonio on April 28.