OBITUARY

Billie Jo Therson

September 7, 1942February 15, 2021

In Loving Memory

Billie Jo Therson, 78, passed away on Feb 15th, in Kirkland, Wa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry. She is survived by her children, Pericles and Annette, her grandchildren, Stavros and Marisa, and daughter-in-law, Emily. Her husband of 54 years had been completely enamored by her since the day they met. He doted on her every minute until he passed away. When Billie Jo became a grandmother, her face lit up instantly. She adored and loved Stavros and Marisa very much and loved being called ‘Yiayia’. She was known as ‘the sweetest person in the world’. She loved baking cookies, bread, and making raspberry jam. Billie Jo was a faithful attendee of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. She made a name for herself by sewing several adorable handmade items and donating them to the Greek Festival every year. So many people at church and in the community lovingly remember her by the handmade things she made like baskets, teddy bears, and quilts just to name a few. She was an outstanding wife, mother, yiayia, sister, aunt, and friend to those who loved her the most. She will be remembered with sweet, loving memories and will be dearly missed. Her funeral service will be held at St. Demetrios 2100 Boyer Ave E, in Seattle at noon on Monday, Feb 22nd. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Demetrios. May her memory be eternal.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

Memories

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Joan Renshaw

February 20, 2021

I met Billie and Perry in 1967! Seems to be a long time ago. My husband came up to their wedding and we came to meet everyone on our honeymoon. They were both very special to us, we did a lot together and visited them all the time thru the years. We spent so much time together and we both always felt like family. Billie was very nice, king, fun. She and I would meet, have lunch and shop! She made a lot of sewing projects and I have many of them. Plus, the first year we were here, my daughter an I came up, and made tiny presents, Annette had the little pieces of wood and we wrapped and decorated. I think of it every year when I take them out of the box at Christmas. She will always be with me. Joan

Vivian Williamson

February 20, 2021

Dear Billie Jo: I look at your picture and I can’t believe you are gone. Although because of the virus I had not seen you and beloved Perry since March 2nd you and Perry have always been in my heart. I remember how pretty and sweet you were. You were a wonderful sister-in-law always. Now you are with Perry in Heaven and I know you will be happy but I will always miss you and love you.

Emily Wonder

February 19, 2021

Billie Jo was such a kind person. I am forever grateful to have such wonderful in laws. Billie welcomed me from the start and was so friendly - and set an extra place for me at dinner when Pericles and started dating. I admired her work ethic and energy with constant baking and sewing projects. She would always surprise me with her sense of humor and practical take on life. She and Perry made a beautiful life together and are an example for us all. I treasure my memories of her. You are missed Billie. Thank you for everything ❤

Pericles THERSON

February 19, 2021

Thank you for everything you did mom. I love and miss you.

Jean Burns

February 19, 2021

Dear Annette, Pericles and family. Losing mom and dad just four months apart leaves a huge void in our hearts but knowing they are together again will help ease the pain. I still talk to my sweet brother every day and now I will also be talking to our dear Billy Jo. She was more like a sister than a sister in law. I can just hear her ask if I would like a cup of tea. I have wonderful memories and I will fondly remember both of them as Billy Jo enjoys her cup of tea and Perry his sip of Metaxa. Rest in peace honey.
Auntie Jean

Kurt Gerhard

February 19, 2021

Billie Jo was such a wonderful, kind woman. I will always remember her red velvet cake that she would bring to the company picnic. RIP.

Annette Shepherd

February 18, 2021

Love and miss you, Mom.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY