Billie June Niman, age 87, of Ely, Nevada passed away December 11, 2013 in Ely.  Billie was born April 17, 1926 in Grand Junction, Colorado to Harvey Raymond States and Anna Lee Hixson States.

Niman1Billie moved to Ely from Colorado at a young age attending Ely Grade School and White Pine County High School. After high school she married Don Able and they made their home in Ely.  Soon after their marriage Don passed away leaving Billee with their baby daughter Emma Lee Able.

Billie worked for many years at the Troy Power Laundry in  Ely. Later she moved to the Reno/Sparks area where she worked for many years at Quality Linen.

Billie retired back to Ely in the early 1990s where she enjoyed being with her family. After her marriage to Jim Niman they enjoyed camping and fishing. Her and Jim were later divorced.

Billie is survived by her brother; Dave Tilford (Edith) and many nieces and nephews and cousins in Nevada and Oregon.
Billie is preceded in death by her parents; Harvey Raymond States and Anna Lee Hixson Tilford, her step-father, Les Tilford and her daughter, Emma Lee and her brother, John Raymond States.

The Holy Rosary for Billie will be held at Sacred Heart Church at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church in Ely. A reception will follow after the Mass at St. Lawrence Hall.