Billie Dee Sarcletti (January 15, 1941 – June 11, 2022)
Billie Dee Sarcletti went to her Heavenly Father on June 11, 2022 at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by her family.
She was born on January 15, 1941 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the daughter of Rex Willis and NaDee Thompson. She lived in Dines, Wyoming, a coal mine camp north of Rock Springs with her grandparents, Merrill and Irene Thompson. She attended schools at Dines, Reliance and Rock Springs.
She met Ray Sarcletti while attending Rock Springs High School. They were married June 11, 1956. They moved to Laramie where Ray attended University of Wyoming. After graduation in 1960 they returned to Rock Springs. Ray was employed in his father’s wholesale beverage business, and Billie was a homemaker rearing the five children. She loved camping, fishing and hunting with her family.
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She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Green River, Wyoming.
Mrs. Sarcletti was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and enjoyed teaching crafts.
In 1973 she owned and operated Billie’s Highlander on Dewar Drive. In 1978 she opened Coronado Stone Fireplace and Stove Store that she operated until 1981. She sold the store, and was in charge of inventory and order control at Yellowstone Wholesale Company until the business was sold in 1990. She was the clerk and ceramics painter at Elaine’s Hidden Corner Ceramics in Rock Springs from 1991 until 1998.
In 1990, Ray and Billie purchased property in Manila, Utah as a summer residence to be close to the Flaming Gorge where they enjoyed boating. From 1998 through 2018 she worked for the Flaming Gorge Corporation in the Lucerne Valley Marina Store. Her grandmother taught her to crochet and she enjoyed crocheting colorful woolen Afghans for her family and friends. She had a special talent in making table decorations from dried flowers and plants. Her talent was recognized, and she made 50 table decorations for a convention. The decorations were auctioned as a fundraiser for charity, and raised thousands of dollars.
Survivors include her husband Raymond Albert Sarcletti of Manila, Utah; three sons, Albert Raymond Sarcletti and wife Vickie of Littleton, Colorado; Jon Theodore Sarcletti and wife Ellen of North Dinwiddie, Virginia; Vincent Anthony Sarcletti of Great Falls, Montana; two daughters, Christine Smith of Grand Junction, Colorado; Rae Eileen Baasch and husband Darryl of Carpentria, California; one brother, Donald Pedersen of Rock Springs, Wyoming; five sisters, Sheila Pedersen, of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Donna Riskus and husband Frank of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Debbie Hesse and husband Mike of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Janice Taliferro and husband Bill of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Jeanne Chabre of St. George, Utah; five grandchildren, Danny; heath; joe; Jerod; Stefane and Aaron; several great-grandchildren; cousins nieces; and nephews also survive.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Geraldine “Gerry”; Marilyn; one sister-in-law, Sally Pedersen; one grandson Daniel Lee Sarcletti.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 am Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 900 Hitching Post Drive, Green River, Wyoming. A Vigil Service with Rosary will be recited at 6 pm Monday, June 27, 2022 at the church. Graveside Services and Information will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
The family respectfully requests donations be made in Billie’s name to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 900 Hitching Post Drive, Green River, Wyoming 82935.
Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com.