of Mountain Home, AR
February 7, 1941 - June 22, 2022
Billie Ruth Larson, 81, died peacefully in the arms of her husband on June 22, 2022 at their home (her childhood home) in Mountain Home, Arkansas.Billie was born on February 7, 1941 in Elizabeth, Arkansas to Stella & Floyd Deatherage. She graduated from Mountain Home High School and continued her education and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas Tech University. Billie then worked and retired from the Mountain Home School District, where she taught 4th grade for 31 years. After retiring, Billie and her husband traveled extensively to many places, but her heart was always in Arkansas. In 2020, Billie was inducted into the Mountain Home Education Foundation Hall of Honor.Billie is survived by her husband of 58 years, David Larson; one sister, Chloetta Abromovitz and one brother, Howard Deatherage. She had numerous nieces and nephews that she referred to as "her kids."Besides spending time with her family and friends, Billie had a passion for traveling, fishing, coin hunting and simple bird watching from her back porch; her favorites were Bluebirds and Purple Martins. She loved EVERYTHING Arkansas.Billie touched many lives with her generosity and passion for teaching. She will be missed greatly by all.
One of the best teachers I ever worked with. My daughter enjoyed her class. She was a joy.
Sad to hear about Billie's passing. A fine lady, great teacher, coworker and friend. She taught two of my children and they loved her. Can't be at service but will remember family during this time.
So Sorry for your loss.Remember Billie from School Days at MHHS.I was class of 56 along with her Brother Jr.Deatherage.Would see her up through the years,especially at Reunions,and only 2 weeks ago.My Love and Prayers to you David and Family.Velara
I am sending my deepest regrets and sympathy for your loss. She was a very good person. I still have great memories of Billie Ruth from high school. My heart goes out to you! Peg
David, I extend my sympathies to you. You and Billie Ruth were classmates during our junior high and high school years and we were members of the MHHS class of 1959. Then I was at Tech with Billie Ruth for a few years. Again, you have my sympathy and you are in my prayers.
Sorry for your lossSincere sympathy She taught my 3 kids n school or at least 1 or 2 of themRemember her very wellNice lady-great teacherPaula Roddy
Dear Aunt Billie, We're going to miss you! We love you dearly. Thank you for all the good memories, the laughs, just your presence. You'll definitely be missed by many & us. Prayers for Uncle David, family & friends & in our thoughts and hearts always!Love you much!
Billie Ruth Larson was a very special friend. I will miss her terribly and pray for David, her family, and friends to be comforted in their time of grief.