OBITUARY

Billie Dean Thompson

August 10, 1934September 13, 2020
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Billie Dean Thompson was born on August 10, 1934, in Sherman, Texas, and passed away on September 13, 2020, in Austin, Texas, and is under the care of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

Billie and her twin sister, Betty, grew up in Sherman, Texas, and were educated in the Sherman public school system. Billie was active in many activities in the Sherman area. She was an excellent tennis player and won a regional high school tennis tournament. She loved the water and was a strong swimmer. Later, as an employee of the Legislative Budget Board, Billie played catcher on the office softball team. She always exhibited her love for dogs in Sherman. She could be counted on to bring her pet dogs into bed in the early morning much to the consternation of her sister and mother. She also loved horses and regularly exercised a neighbor’s horse. Billie married Mack Thompson and they moved to Austin, Texas, in 1953. They would have two sons, Steve and Larry. Billie worked at various jobs in Austin until she finally entered the employment at the Legislative Budget Board. Billie would rise to the position of Data Base Manager and was among the first to have a PC on her desk. She attended many schools to advance in her position and became known for performing her “magic” for the Budget Examiners and Performance Analysts. In 1989, Billie and Budget Examiner Chet Dombrowski were married on the Dickson Farm in McDade, Texas, on October 21, 1989. They had an active life and moved to Bastrop, Texas, where they built a home with the intent of living out their lives there. In 2012 Billie was diagnosed with dementia and entered a period of physical and memory decline requiring assisted living and memory care.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents, Grayson County Judge George Lester Tribble and Lottie Marie (Bell) Tribble; husband, Edward Mack Thompson; sister, Betty Jean (Tribble) Reynolds. She leaves her husband, Chester Dombrowski, Jr.; her sons, Steven Mack Thompson (wife) Karen, Larry Wayne Thompson (wife Belinda); several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Special thanks are extended to Hope Dulock and the staff at Knights Assisted Living and Kristi Hoestenback, Case Manager at Heart to Heart Hospice for the excellent and loving care given to Billie.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a rosary beginning at 6 pm in the chapel of Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Also in the Cook-Walden chapel, the funeral liturgy is scheduled for Friday, September 18, at 11 am and will be immediately followed by the Rite of Committal at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park. After the interment, guests are invited to visit the family during a reception in the event room.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Rosary

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Liturgy

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Rite of Committal

    Friday, September 18, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception Following Service

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Estelle Dempsey

September 21, 2020

Dear Billie,
Although your bright star has dimmed the light and love you shone on others will continue to shine in the hearts and memories of those who love you.


Estelle

Michael DAntonio

September 17, 2020

Chet,

Please accept our condolences on your loss. Bob and I are unable to attend, but please know you are in our prayers as you face this difficult time.

Danny Jensen

September 15, 2020

Chet was our Budget Examiner, class act in every way. My prayers for you my friend.Danny

Brad Ettinger

September 14, 2020

It was my loss that I was only able to meet Billie on a couple of occasions, but knowing her legacy of her sons and granddaughters who are all wonderful people speaks volumes of the woman she was. I am so sorry for them and her husband Chet to have lost her. There is no doubt you will all see her again in heaven, where she now makes every day brighter.
May she also live forever in your hearts and May every thought of her bring a smile to your faces.

Ryan Ochs

September 14, 2020

Our condolences to the family.

- Mike and Ryan Ochs

Steve Thompson

September 14, 2020

I am already missing you so much. Glad you are in a much better place! Love, Steve Thompson

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Twins Billie & Betty - high school seniors

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