In Memory: Billie Perkins Morris '55
Billie Perkins Morris '55 died in Martinez, Calif., on July 1, 2020.
She was born Oct. 14, 1934, was raised on a pear and apple farm in the lower Hood River Valley. After graduating from Hood River High School, Billie went on to earn a teaching degree at Pacific University.
In the early 1970s, Billie began her career with Hood River County schools. She was a counselor and business teacher at the newly opened Hood River Valley High School, becoming Business Education Teacher in 1972. She taught until her retirement in 1989.
Survivors include children and spouses Jeff and Sue Doke of Martinez, Calif.; Mike Doke and Janice Willy of White Salmon, Wash., and Patti and Dave Trail of Shelton, Wash.; grandchildren Sarah and George McCann, Hannah McFadden, Marti Doke and Jesse Doke; sister Velma Smith; sister-in-law Phyllis Perkins; nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandson Michael Boyle (2011), daughter Joni (2013), her parents, brother Ray, stepmother Leota Perkins, and husband Bob.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family plans to hold a memorial service in spring 2021.