February 23, 1934 ~ November 11, 2004
Billie Jean Red Zellmer was born February 23, 1934, and left us Thursday, November 11, 2004. She was a very young 70.
We are here to pay respect to Billie Jean and to remember her and some of who she was to us.
Billie Jean was the daughter of Theo and Idell Red of Oklahoma City, OK. he graduated from Putnam Original in 1951, and in 1953, she met a very tall and handsome man by the name of Curtis Ray Zellmer. As she liked to put it, 'he just swept her off her feet' and after dating only 7 weeks they married and moved to Waco, TX. She worked for a few years and then decided to be a 'stay-at-homebody' as she liked to call it. In 1986, she retired with her husband to Lake Eufaula, OK, where they shared and enjoyed life with each other for many wonderful years.
Billie Jean was a devoted wife and mother, but even more ... she was Billie Jean. She was strong, warm-hearted, smart, funny and artistically gifted ... she believed in God, in her husband, in herself and in all those she loved. She enjoyed playing piano, painting, bowling, knitting and numerous other crafts and hobbies, and was always there to help others learn as well' if they so wished. It was said, if it could be made, she and Curtis could make it together ... and that pertained not only to things, but to all aspects of life as well. Throughout her life, Billie Jean was loved by all who met her; she knew no stranger, never lacked for conversation, and had a knack of making all feel welcome and appreciated ... and she will be greatly missed by many who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Billie Jean was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Carolyn Baker-Keller. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Curtis; daughter, Terri Lynn Wolschlager of Garland, TX; daughter, Sharon Reneau of Sherman, TX; daughter, Shiela Rohweder of San Antonio, TX; brother, Richard Red of Oklahoma City, OK; and aunt, Rickey Latture of Oklahoma City, OK. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Rebecca, Curtis, Blake and Brooke, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Nothing gave Billie Jean more happiness than to see those she loved to succeed and to be happy. Her smile and her laughter will be forever remembered ... and forever missed. We love you, Momma.