Rebecca Billings

Rebecca “Becky” Ann Billings, 66, of Pleasant Street, Bradford, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born February 20, 1954 in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Nancy (Anderson) Billings.

Becky was a 1972 graduate of Bradford High School. She received a bachelor’s in elementary education from Slippery Rock University in 1976. She received a master’s from Clarion University in library science after diligently traversing the wicked roads during all kinds of weather back and forth to Clarion.

Becky worked as a librarian in many local schools. She also worked in the library at the Federal Correctional Institute McKean. She retired as a librarian from the Olean School District.

In her senior of high school Becky was a member of the first Bradford girls’ basketball team to win a district championship and be undefeated. Becky was a referee for high school basketball at a time when there were not many women doing that work. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed nothing more than a day on the beach reading a good book and collecting shells. She was very much a naturalist. She was always up for a drive or vacation to view wildlife. This included travel to Africa on a safari in Kenya. Spending time at her summer camp in Kane with her dog Riley was something she looked forward to all year long. She was a member of the Bradford Naturalist Club for many years. Becky truly enjoyed water aerobics at the YWCA, where she made many friends. Lunches with these friends following the workouts were as big a treat as the class. Becky was a great lover of the arts. She was a season ticket holder to Shea’s Performing Arts and BCPAC for over 40 years. Becky was proud of her Swedish heritage collecting jultomten and other Swedish artifacts.

Becky is survived by longtime friend, Margie Holland, four siblings: Dina (George) Stepanenko of Naples, FL, Matthew (Barb) Billings of Shippensburg, Greta (Carma Horner) Billings of Bradford, Nathan (Marybeth) Billings of Bliss, NY, one niece, Amanda (Tony Ventiquattro) Hopkins of Fort Myers, FL, one nephew, Scott Muncer of Vancouver, WA, and one great niece, Alina Ventiquattro of Fort Myers, FL.

Becky was an organ donor. This was important to her to become a donor because her grandmother benefitted from organ donation.

A memorial service will be held later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Memorials if desired, may be made to the Bradford SCPA, Bradford Area Library, St. Jude’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

                                        

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

We can still hear Becky’s great laugh, all the way from Pittsburgh.
— Marybeth Miller and Karen Baumgardner

Margie and the Billings family , We were sorry to hear of Beckys passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
— Linda Churakos

Dear Billings family, Very sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May her memory always be a blessing. -Ann and Walter Brown
— Ann Raszmann Brown

So sorry to hear that Becky died. She always smiled and was good to all.
— Joyce Kelley

Dear Billings family, so sorry to hear the passing of Becky. Laurie called me today. The photo of Becky is just as I remember your mom''s smile and loving way. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
— Mary & Jed Lindholm

Dina, Greta, Nathan, Matt, and Margie. Marty and I express our sincere condolences on the loss of your sister and friend.
— Pete and Marty Palumbo

Marge, Matt, Dina, Greta and Nathan: I am deeply saddened to learn of Becky''s passing. She was the most amazing friend. She shared with me her wonderful family and many adventures from Shippensburg to Toronto. It was the best graduate education I never could have imagined. She was a part of my heart and we remained friends through the years and more fun times. I miss you already, Dear Becky, but thoughts of you will always bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.
— Shannon Lang

I''m sure I only met Becky a couple times when Nate & my sister MB got married. Regardless, I know how much her family loved her. I''m very sorry for your loss.
— Paula Brown

Margie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you all peace
— Tom Leposa

Dear Margie, Dina,Matt, Greta and Nathan. I am so very sorry for your loss!!! Your family was my second family for so very many years. Please know that you and Becky are in my prayers!!
— Chad Lyter

I am so very saddened by the news of Becky''s passing. I have fond memories of playing basketball together as kids. Always liked her. My condolences to Margie and Becky''s siblings and their families. My thoughts are with you all.
— Mike Bond

I’m so sorry. Ms. Billings had a wonderful impact on my life from the time she became the librarian in Limestone, when I was in elementary school. She was giving of herself in all the best ways! Her memory is always with me. May others find peace at this difficult time also through happy memories.
— Trish

So sorry for your loss! I have known Becky for my entire life and was lucky to work with her at Limestone school. I truly enjoyed her sense of humor.
— Linda Stack Thiel

Marge, Sorry to hear of Beckys passing! A neighbor for many years! May she Rest In Peace! Blessings and prayers!
— Rich and Judy Campbell

Margie and Billings family: Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. My deepest sympathy.
— Debbie Conklin Place

So very s sorry to hear of Becky''s passing. She was a neighbor for many years. The family is in our thoughts and prayers
— Dave Hale

Condolences

  • We can still hear Becky’s great laugh, all the way from Pittsburgh.

    — Marybeth Miller and Karen Baumgardner
  • Margie and the Billings family , We were sorry to hear of Beckys passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    — Linda Churakos
  • Dear Billings family, Very sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May her memory always be a blessing. -Ann and Walter Brown

    — Ann Raszmann Brown
  • So sorry to hear that Becky died. She always smiled and was good to all.

    — Joyce Kelley
  • Dear Billings family, so sorry to hear the passing of Becky. Laurie called me today. The photo of Becky is just as I remember your mom''s smile and loving way. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    — Mary & Jed Lindholm