Wardsboro- Evelyn “Gma” Bills, 81, succumbed to cancer on October 26 at her home with her loving family by her side.
Mrs. Bills was born in Bellows Falls on August 27, 1939, to Vera and Lora (Burbee) Vose. She graduated from Leland & Gray Union High School in June 1957.
On June 22, 1958, she married Eugene Bills I at Wardsboro Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bills was a housewife and mother for most of her life. She began working when the children started school and over the years was employed at Grace Cottage Hospital, Wardsboro Country Store, Wardsboro Credit Union, and various other odd jobs to help the family. For over 20 years she worked as a substitute mail carrier for the Wardsboro area.
She loved working in her flower gardens and bowling with her daughter and grandchildren for more than 15 years. She also enjoyed making and decorating cakes, especially wedding cakes, doing crossword puzzles, and cherished time with her beloved dogs.
Christmas was her favorite holiday, and her decorations would multiply each year.
Mrs. Bills is survived by her children Eugene Bills II and his partner Julia Harrington, Dennis Bills and his fianceé Melissa Young, Wendy Lackey, and Brent Bills and his wife Colleen, all of Wardsboro; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, and two brothers.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held in late spring or early summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to Wardsboro Fire & Rescue, PO Box 151, Wardsboro, VT 05355. To share a memory or send messages of condolence to the family visit www.atamaniuk.com.