Billie Pauline Elmore Coomer passed away peacefully at her home in Raymond, Wash., on November 9, 2013, surrounded by her husband and children. She was born on August 18, 1938 in Spokane, Wash., to Bill and Gladys Elmore, the youngest of four children. Billie grew up on Vashon Island and attended Vashon High School, where she met Bill Coomer. Billie married Bill on October 13, 1955. They lived in the Seattle area and briefly in San Diego before settling in Duvall, Wash., in 1968. They retired to Raymond, Wash., in 1991. Billie was very involved with volunteer work in the community of Raymond, serving the Willapa Harbor Food Bank, the Ministerial Society Thrift Store, and the Willapa Seaport Museum. Billie and Bill celebrated their 58th Anniversary on October 13th, and the lovebirds could often be seen riding around in their â€™64 Ford Fairlane. Billie enjoyed the beach, agate hunting, jigsaw puzzles, pinochle, her cats, collecting, hosting get-togethers, and road trips - especially to Reno. She is survived by her husband Bill Coomer, her sister Carol Cummings, her five children and their spouses (Tom and Sally Coomer, Wendy and Rick Kuether, Deborah and Pat Duke, Marc and Joan Coomer, Christie and Butch Kamena). Billie and Bill have 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. At her request there will be no memorial service. Memorial donations may be made to the HAVA Heart, PO Box 243, Raymond, WA 98577 in memory of Billie.
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