Billie Louise <I>Yater</I> Prior

Billie Louise Yater Prior

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 6 Mar 2015 (aged 94)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 159052740 · View Source
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Billie Louise Yater Prior quietly left this world and joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 6, 2015. She was 94 years old. The memorial service will be held at the New Braunfels Church of Christ, 1665 Business Loop IH 35 S., on Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m., following a private burial on Friday afternoon at San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio. Visitation will be held Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM.

Born to loving Christian parents, William and Ruby Yater, on November 8, 1920, Billie grew up in Cleburne, Texas. She met the love of her life, Bruce Prior, at Abilene Christian College, and they married in 1941. In 1943 their first son, Robert (Bobby) Lyn, was born and five years later their first daughter, Rita Sue, was born. The beautiful family was shattered three months later, when Bobby became suddenly ill and died. Four years later they adopted a son and daughter, Paul Ronald (age 9) and Linda Joy (age 8). Soon after, Billie found out she was pregnant and Vicki Lee was born to complete the family.

Bruce and Billie worked for over 30 years for the east Texas public school district which included the Church of Christ children’s home, Boles Home. Bruce ran the school as its superintendent (and basketball coach in the early years); Billie kept it going as his secretary, and sometimes speech teacher. They influenced many children and teens for the Lord through those years.

In 1978, Billie and Bruce retired to New Braunfels. They enjoyed ministering with the church, gardening, golfing, bowling, camping, and going to visit their children and the growing number of grandchildren.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents, William and Ruby Yater, her loving husband, Bruce, and their son, Bobby, as well as two sisters, Cora Fay Yater Huff and Carrie Yater Beard. She is survived by a family who loved her completely. Children: Paul Prior; Linda Prior Roether and husband, Mark; Rita Prior Foust and husband, Charlie; Vicki Prior Coley and husband, Mark. Grandchildren: Laurie Green Stamps and husband, Alvin; Christy Green Baum and husband, David; Gabriel Foust and wife, Shannon; Elisa Foust Jessup and husband, Ryan; Jessica Foust; Dale Coley and wife, Triston; Bonnie Coley; Doug Coley; and Katy Coley, as well as 14 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews and friends.

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  • Created by: Erlene Best (Bremmer)
  • Added: 8 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 159052740
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Billie Louise Yater Prior (8 Nov 1920–6 Mar 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 159052740, citing San Jose Burial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Erlene Best (Bremmer) (contributor 47170222) .