Billings, Estella Saenz, a 56 year resident of Torrance, CA, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Born in San Diego , TX, Estella was 89 when she died. Estella was devoted to her husband, home, family and politics. Estella was active in local Democratic Party politics and worked to promote social change in Torrance in her younger years. She was an anti-Vietnam war activist, yet proud of her own service during World War II in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. Estella is survived by son John Billings and his wife Lois Billings, son Fred Billings and his wife Traci Billings, son David Billings, daughter Carmela Billings Camp, son-in-law Gary Lampkins, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Estella was preceded in death by parents, Josefina and Juan Saenz, all of her siblings, her husband John Billings and her daughter Josephine Billings Lampkins. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:00 am with a reception immediately following in Rice’s Lighthouse Reception Room. Burial will be private.

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