Billie John (Grable) Jurlina

May 10, 2021

Billie John (Grable) Jurlina passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ at 96 years of age on April 24, 2021, after a full and very generous life which was lived in the Dallas, TX area since 1952. Billie had an indomitable, optimistic spirit who “never met a stranger”, and was always open to entertaining for any and all with elaborate food and celebrations. She loved her family dearly and made lifelong friends with each and every person she met. She had a wonderful smile, loved to laugh and she laughed often and easily. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Billie was born in Throckmorton, TX on September 28, 1924 as the third child of Willie Laura Vick and John Francis Grable. After graduating high school, she attended and graduated from North Texas State Teachers College (now University of North Texas). It was there in Denton, TX that she met and soon married the love of her life, Joseph John Jurlina in 1945. They were married 69 years when Joe preceded her in death in December of 2014. For most of their married life, Billie and Joe lived in Richardson, TX where Billie enjoyed teaching Home Economics, both in Junior and Senior High schools, and she was awarded the honor in 1984 of being named the ‘Outstanding Home Economics Teacher of the Year in Texas’. After retiring, Billie and Joe enjoyed traveling to see friends and family, including trips to Britain, Croatia, and New Zealand. Billie is survived by son, Michael and wife Pamela, their daughter Sabrina; their son, Jacob and wife Anna. Additionally survived by daughter Carol Ann and husband Bill Krumm, granddaughter Katherine and husband Ryan Clark, their four children- Hope, Anastasia, Josiah and Joshua Clark of Montrose, MN; grandson Jason Krumm and wife Ellisa of Ft. Worth, TX. Memorial Service was 11:00 am, Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5923 Royal Ln., Dallas, TX 75230. (Visitation was at St Luke’s at 10 am prior to the service.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Dallas.