February 13, 1917 ~ March 29, 2002
Nolan, Billie A 42 year resident of the South Bay, she passed away on Good Friday, March 29, 2002, in Torrance, surrounded by her children. Born February 13, 1917 in Lucy, Tennessee to Martin Ives and Marie Neely Grugett. She was raised in Kentucky with her brother George Robert Grugett and many other family members. She was married to Robert John Nolan in 1941 and lived in Janesville and Beloit, Wisconsin, where their five children were born. After moving to the South Bay she worked as an answering service manager for many years. Billie's favorite job was working for the City of Redondo Beach. Known as ''the voice of Redondo Beach'' she answered all the calls for the City Hall. She retired from the City in 1983. Billie is survived by her son, Robert Thomas ''Tom'' Nolan and wife Candy of Torrance, CA; daughters, Rebecca Mary ''Becky'' Cool and husband Tays of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; and Jennifer Marie ''Jenny'' English-Valero and husband Leonard of Clovis, CA; grandchildren Dana Flaherty and husband Glenn; Sara Nolan; Crystal English-Doty and husband Brandon; Dustin ''Dusty'' Valero; and one great-grandchild, David James ''DJ'' Flaherty. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002, 11:00AM., at the First Baptist Church, Redondo Beach, CA. A private inurnment will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bille Nolan Memorial fund at Redondo Beach First Baptist Church, 100 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Thanks to all who have been so kind to our family.
The circumstances aren\’t too happy, but I have really enjoyed getting some time to spend with my family…
Our Prayers go out to all of you. Your Mom was such a beautiful, loving & giving lady. My Mom (Susi Waterman) adored her & I know that they are playing cards now together in Heaven. May God\’s love surround each of you as you go through this difficult time, but rest in His arms and know that he shared this special Angel with all of us, and we were blessed to have her as a part of our lives. I can see a part of her in each of you- her big heart, her loving kindness – her determination – her drive to do it all – & her ability to love. Our love to each of you! God Bless!
Gone to the Lord but never gone from your heart.
Becky, Tays and family, We are so very sorry to hear about your mother. May the great memories be those to get you thru the coming days and may god embrase you all. Looks like the angels have come for another good one! Looks like mom will have a fellow operator to “talk to” now. Heaven\’s got their angels now! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! The Gibbons family
Dear Becky, I\’m so sorry about your mom. You and your mom were always so sweet to John and all of us Watermans. May God bless you with memories of all the wonderful years you spent with your mom. Love, Gail Waterman