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Carvey, Billie

Billie Dahl Carvey, 88, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, William (Bud) Carvey, five children, Mark, Brad (Andrea), Scott (Lorilie), D. Thomas (Paula), and Lori (John) and six grandchildren, Emily, Lindsey, Henry, Chad, Dex, Tom.
Born in Casper, Wyoming on April 2, 1926 to Thomas McDonald and Dolores Dahl McDonald, Billie grew up in Great Falls, Montana. She attended from University of Montana until her father died and she returned home to help her mother.
In 1948, she married Bud, whom she met at a college dance. They lived in Missoula and Big Timber, MT while Bud completed college. They moved to California in 1957, when Bud got a job teaching in Anderson, CA. The following year, Bud got a job in San Mateo, and the family moved to San Carlos.
Billie taught preschool for many years at the Carey School in Hillsborough. After retiring, Billie and Bud moved to Murrietta, CA to be near Billie's sister, Shirley Miller. They returned to the peninsula around ten years ago.
Every summer, the family spent the month of August fishing in Montana. After the kids were out of the house, Billie and Bud would pack up the RV and head for Montana, were they were able to spend the whole summer. While Billie would fish occasionally, she spent more time painting, while Bud would go fishing.
Billie was our greatest cheerleader; laughing at our jokes, listening to our music, encouraging us to do what we dreamed.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 5, at 4:00 pm. For location, leave an email message at If you wish, please make donations in Billie's name to the American Diabetes Association (
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
We will cherish the memories we have of you, especially your button nose and the crinkle of your laughing eyes.


Mortuary: Crippen & Flynn Funeral Chapels

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