Billie Jo Bandy

April 20, 1976July 16, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Wilbur, WA.


  • Memorial Service Monday, July 25, 2011

Billie Jo Bandy

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Carrie Younglund

August 11, 2011

I had the joy of getting to play volleyball with Billie Jo at CWU. I still think of her when I play. She had such a kind heart and sweet spirit. I will never forget her friendship and the joy she had for life and her smile that said it all! Gone too soon.

Debbie McBride

July 31, 2011

I am so sorry to learn of Billie Jo's passing. I first met her when she worked at Curves.She always had a smile on her face and lit up the room. We (my daughter and I) spent many an afternoon working out and laughing with Billie Jo. I will truly miss running into her around town. She was truly a sweet soul!

Roger Smith

July 30, 2011

In 2004 I participated int the hiring of Billie Joe for Sumner School District. What a gem! She proved herself a star educator in short order. She not only made a difference in the students' lives, but supported other teachers in many ways. Technology and work with alternative assessments to name a few. It is a tragedy that she burned so brightly for so short of a time. Good bye Billie Joe. I and many others will miss you greatly.

Mike Moran

July 29, 2011

As Billy Jo's pastor I looked for her every Sunday morning. Why? Because of her smiling face and encouraging spirit. Her smile lit up the room and brought encouragement to so many. I will miss seeing her each week but am confident that our loss is heaven's gain. RIP ... c u soon.

Jane Ma'u

July 28, 2011

I, like so many others, was shocked to hear of the loss of this awesome person. Billie Jo came into my life at Ocosta Elementary School, and her smile made a huge impression upon my Spirit. Who but an Angel could have a smile and laugh like that? We have lost a friend and loved one too soon. She will always be near as Love in our Hearts and Laughter in our Souls. May the memories sustain you during the days ahead, and may all the Blessings you need be yours...Much Aloha to you all... <3

Kate Wenzl

July 27, 2011

So sorry to hear of the loss of Billie Jo. What a loss for her community and students! She and I saw eachother a few years ago at a Special Education training for scoring. She was bubbly and friendly as I had remembered her from HS basketball. May warm memories comfort your family during this difficult time. Warmly, Kate Arnold-Wenzl (former Davenport Gorilla)

Colleen McGuinness

July 26, 2011

It is difficult to loose someone at any time. My prayers and thought are with the Bandy family. I had the pleasure of meeting Billie Jo and she had a smile to light up a room along with her infectious laugh. She has been welcomed home and we too shall all meet again.
God's Blessings and Comfort.

Diane Stratton

July 26, 2011

Billie Jo you will be truly missed by all. You left bright smiling memories with all. You made a difference in hundreds of children's lives and you will live forever with them. I loved the time I had with you on this journey. You will forever be remembered as a kind, heartfilled, and wonderful woman. Sending love and comfort to your family. May God comfort us all during this time of great loss. Warm thoughts and Prayers.

Cara (Anderson) Phillips

July 26, 2011

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Billie Jo. I played against her in high school, and remember her as a great competitor with such enthusiasm and sportsmanship. What an unfortunate loss, all my thoughts & prayers are with her family.

Del and Bobbie Williams

July 26, 2011

Our memories of Billie Jo include a sweet, kind girl to other kids in 4-H. Reading her co-workers' words tells us she totally dedicated her life to education and children. You must be very proud. We send you our love and prayers.
Del and Bobbie