Wilma “Billie” Mayo was born on Jan. 16, 1932 to Anton and Pearl Kunc at Lenora, OK. She was the 4th of 5 daughters. Billie graduated from high school at Taloga High School, and then attended Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State) where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. It was there that she met Mark M. Mayo and they were married in Stillwater on December 18, 1952.
She taught school at Carney, OK until they moved to Beaver to run the Maple YL Ranch. Billie became active in the community volunteering at the Forgan Public Schools, with local and county 4-H groups, the Jones and Plummer museum and Beaver County Farm Bureau. One of her favorite activities was playing bridge and she cherished all the people in her bridge groups over the years. She loved children, her family and friends, good bargains and animals. There was always extra room at her table for unexpected guests, and she always had a cup of coffee, cinnamon rolls, or ice cream to serve at a moments notice. Her grandkids loved that she would let them eat ice cream for dinner. She hosted many back to school picnics for the Forgan Public School board and staff, as well as other groups, and loved to cook for cowboys.
Billie passed away on Nov. 10, 2019 leaving behind 2 of her children, Stephen Mayo and Meredith LeMaster, as well as 3 sisters, Eileen Vanderlee, Cecelia Kouns, and Carolyn Speer, and 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mark Mayo, her son Randall Mayo, and a sister, Lillian Muller.
Memorials may be made to the local fire departments, the First Christian Church or Jones and Plummer Museum.