Billie Jean Borchardt, 46, of Braham and formerly Willow River passed away in a car accident on Thurday, June 27, 2013.
Billie Jean was born in Minneaoplis on Dec. 6, 1966. She graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1985 and from St. Catherine’s. She taught school for a few years after graduation. She also was a substitute teacher at Braham Elementary School and a cheerleading coach at the high school. She was an author and worker at Ruch City Prison for the last 5 years.
She was a volunteer Girl Scout leader in Willow River for many years. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoyed doing craft projects and gardening with her family and friends. She was the proud mother of Brandon, Sam and Jessica and a proud adopted mother of Justin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Alyce Allis, and brother in law Watt Douglas.
She is survived by her children Brandon, Sam (Marie), Jessica Borchardt and Justin Ellis, and her fiance Ralph Hubbell. She is also survived by her sisters Lenora, Kim and Treonne, and many nieces and nephews.
Her body was donated to the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota.
The service was held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at noon at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, 905 West Central Drive. A reception followed at the church.