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Obituary: Billey Paul Niblack

Obituary: Billey Paul Niblack

January 17th, 2017 in Obituaries

Billey Paul Niblack, 83, of Salmon Creek, Wash., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was born September 6, 1933 in Portland, Mo. Billey was the youngest of eight children born to the late James and Flay Niblack. Bill graduated from Fulton High School and the University of Missouri (Mizzou), before he began serving in the U.S. Air Force, based in Riverside, Calif., and Grand Forks, N.D. for 11 years. After resigning from the military, he moved his family to Illinois to begin a career with United Airlines, retiring in 1998. In 1972, he moved to Woodstock, Ill. to enjoy farm living when he was not flying around the world. Bill and his wife, Mitzi, moved to Salmon Creek, Wash. in 2013. He will be missed by his family and friends, as he was always willing to help in whatever way that was necessary. Bill is survived by his wife of 17 years, Mitzi Niblack; two daughters, Patrice Kulisek-Larkey of Wonder Lake, Ill. and Karen (Dean) Kerr of Auckland, New Zealand; two step- children, Even (Lauren) Kitashima of Battle Ground, Wash. and Anya Kitashima of Salmon Creek, Wash.; one grandchild, Paul (Dara) Kulisek; seven step-grandchildren, Lily, Jeremy and James Kitashima, Tifney Larkey, Jessica (Tim) Keovoravongsa; two grandchildren, Ethan and soon to arrive baby girl Kulisek; three step-great-grandchildren, Ian Larkey, Dante and Vera (Evie) Keovoravongsa. He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn (Peach) Nelson-Robb of Fulton, Mo. A private service will be held for the family in Washington state. The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the following in memory of Billey P. Niblack: The Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901; www.dementiasociety.org; visit his memorial page at www.dementiasocity.org/memorials; or OHSU Foundation, Mail Stop 45, P.O. Box 4000, Portland, OR 97208-9852. If giving by check, in the memo line, please write "in memory of Billey P. Niblack supporting the Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center. To give online go to www.onwardohsu.org.