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In Memory of

Billie Hinson McBride

March 4, 1927 - May 10, 2017

Obituary


Billie Hinson McBride, 90, of San Angelo, left her earthly home to spend eternity with God on May 10, 2017. She was born in Copperas Cove, Texas on March 4, 1927. She was the second of four daughters born to Bill and Bitha Hinson. As a young lady, she was baptized in a creek near Lampasas. Billie loved life and lived it to the fullest up until a week before she passed, due to a sudden stroke. She was very fortunate to have had good health throughout her life. This blessing put few limitations on...

Billie Hinson McBride, 90, of San Angelo, left her earthly home to spend eternity with God on May 10, 2017. She was born in Copperas Cove, Texas on March 4, 1927. She was the second of four daughters born to Bill and Bitha Hinson. As a young lady, she was baptized in a creek near Lampasas. Billie loved life and lived it to the fullest up until a week before she passed, due to a sudden stroke. She was very fortunate to have had good health throughout her life. This blessing put few limitations on her activities. She rarely ever missed family activities such as birthdays, baptisms, anniversaries, and sporting events. Billie thoroughly enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren compete. She was full of energy and loved to help others where ever and whenever she could. She loved to cook and always helped with big family meals. During the last few years she continued to enjoy traveling with family throughout the United States. She especially loved family cruises.
Billie loved horses and was a cowgirl from a very young age. She and her sisters ran barrels at rodeos throughout their younger years. Billie went on to compete professionally in the Girls Rodeo Association for a number of years. She was a charter member of the GRA and served as Director, Secretary, Vice President and President over the years. She and her beloved mare "Zombie" won the World Championship four consecutive years, 1955-1958. This record would stand for 29 years. Billie and her daughter, Alva Jean, both competed on Zombie at the same performances, Billie running first and Alva Jean last with frantic stirrup adjustments in between. Zombie had to retire from running professionally as a result of night blindness, which hindered her in coliseums. Billie later handed over the reins to grandchildren, Kevin, Keith, and Vanessa for Jr. Rodeo competition. She was honored for her rodeo accomplishments by being inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum in 1981, and also into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame that same year, both of which are located in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Billie worked at M.L. Leddy's and Sons for 30 years. She stitched boot tops and made leather novelties, such as bill folds, notebooks, etc.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Eula Thomas and Donna Faye Hanks; brother-in-law, Orval Thomas; and father of her daughter, Wilson McBride.
She is survived by one sister, DeLois Senez and husband Tooty; daughter, Alva Jean and husband Bob Meek; three grandchildren: Kevin Meek; Keith and wife Tiffany Meek; Vanessa and husband Gus Constancio; Six great grandchildren: Kollin Meek(Luisa); Chelsea and husband Cody Brosh; Landon Meek; Kyra, Trey, and Lane Constancio. Two great-great grandsons: Diggs and Arrow Brosh. A great-great granddaughter, Ivie Brosh due in June. Her only surviving aunt, Mary Gibbs. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. She also cared deeply for the J.W. Evans family and the Richard Baker family.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Shaik and all of the 6th floor stroke and palliative care nurses at Shannon for their outstanding care and compassion for our loved one. We especially want to thank Gail, Imbok, and Pam. You are a God send.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 14th from 6 to 8 pm at Johnson's Funeral Home, 435 W. Beauregard Ave. Graveside service will be Monday, May 15th at 11 AM at Johnson's Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens , 4989 FM Highway 1223. Services will be conducted by Dr. Tommy King.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16