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“Dear family, I had the cherished opportunity to know Billie during Alphonse and David's illnesses. Billie was alwalys a delight to visit. Alphonse...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Serena Speaker - Brenham, TX

“Billie was always such a wonderful person to work with at the church bazaar. She had such a wonderful personality and really cared for people. My...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Billy Ruemke - Brenham, TX

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. Billie was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Sandra Cegelski ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: Sandra Cegelski - Chappell Hill, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
4 of 35 | Posted by: Doug and Joann Macat - Brenham, TX

“Poncho, Julie and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. The Landry's ”
5 of 35 | Posted by: Kendra - Brenham, TX

“Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss of Billie. We remember her as being the welcoming committee when we moved up to Chappell Hill from...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Michael & Debbie Derkowski - TX

“My deepest sympathies to Billie's family and friends. Cathy Price Former co-worker at Morgage and Trust ”
7 of 35 | Posted by: Cathy Price - Crosby, TX

“Joyce and I would like to offer our Condolences to Billie's family during this time of sorrow. Billie was a nice lady and was always thinking of...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Clyde & Joyce Averitt - TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time. She will be missed. Jessica Derkowski ”
9 of 35 | Posted by: Jessica Derkowski - Hempstead, TX

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of Ms. Billie. We will miss her smiling face & warm hugs. Carol & Robert Derkowski ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: Carol Derkowski - Chappell Hill, TX

“A wonderful friend and great lady has gone to be with the Lord. A smile on her face and ready to tell a story,it was always interesting to hear news...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: JoAnne Horton - Chappell Hill, TX

“You will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Regina Burnett - Brenham, TX

“Poncho, Julie and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Scotty, Tammy, Chasidy and Colton ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: Tammy Luetge - Brenham, TX

“Billie was a wonderful woman. She will be missed by me and my family. May she rest in peace. ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Rose Pryor - Brenham, VI

“I was deeply saddened to learn of Billie's death. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends. May you find strength in your lives...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Barbara Macejewski Lee - Houston, TX

“It was a pleasure caring for Mrs. Baranowski and getting to know all of her wonderful family. She had a warm heart and strong personality. She was...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Ashley Kopech, Lindsay Aly & Nycole Muchow - TX

“Dear Wayne, Elaine, Poncho, Julie Jenna, Kelly, and families, I am so glad that I had run into Billie Hope several times over the last few...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Duke & Dianne Dismukes - Brenham, TX

“Kelly and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love, Grady & Julie ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: Grady Kissel & Julie Blackshear - TX

“Ms. Billie, we will miss your smiling face and heart of gold. You have always made everyone who has ever known you feel extra special. You did such...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Mike & Diane Curry - Brenham, TX

“Billie, thank you for being such a special part of our lives. Our talks and time together will always be treasured and remembered. When we lost Tim...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Bobby and Dale Ramey - TX

“MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. JEAN SEEKER ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: JEAN SEEKER - BRENHAM, TX

“Billie was an exceptional lady. She helped me to be confirmed in the Catholic faith before I was married. If you ever needed any thing she was...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Ashlie Derkowski - Chappell Hill, TX

“We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Aunt Billie was a very sweet and special lady that touched so many people with her kind words, and loving...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Cliff & Audrea Jankowski - TX

“Baranowski Family- Our deepest sympathy goes out to you during this difficult time. Billie was truly an inspiration to so many, she always had the...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Josh, Shannon & Kaden Gurka - TX

“May God Bless You AND Your Family ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Gertrude Nowak - Chappell Hill, TX

“When we moved to Chappell Hill it was Billie that made us feel welcome...she always found an answer to any question we had. Christian and I thought...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Christian & Evelyn Krolczyk - TX

“"Aunt B" was a great lady who would always greet us at the door with a smile and a hug. We appreciate her love and the warm conversations she shared...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Preston & Olivia Davis - Brenham, TX

“Baranowski Family & Friends: What A Remarkable and Lovable Woman she was. She will be missed. We will keep you in our prayers. Betty, Hunter &...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Betty Krolczyk - Chappell Hill, TX

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers. May her soul rest in God's peace. Sincerely, Alvin and Virginia ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Alvin & Virginia Malinowski - TX

“I am so sorry this happened. My condolences to the family. I have known Mrs.Billie for along time. She was one of my favorite bingo callers on Friday...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Liz Toliver - Brenham, TX

“To the family and friends of Billie, what a wonderful lady she will always be remebered and loved in our hearts. All of you are in our thoughts and...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Marcy - Chappell Hill, TX

“Ponch,Julie & Family, We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that Billie's now sitting in Heaven and shining down upon us. From the first time I...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Larry & Becky Derkowski - TX

“May you find everlasting peace and happiness with our Lord for which you most certainly deserve. God bless you Billie. ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Larry Gurka - Jersey Village, TX

“May you find everlasting peace and happiness with our Lord for which you most certainly deserve. God bless you Billie. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Larry Gurka - Jersey Village, TX

“My prayers are with you in this time of trouble. I had the pleasure of knowing Miss Billie for 20 plus years. She was one super lady and I will miss...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: David Horton Sr. - Chappell Hill, TX


Billie Hope (Dismukes) Baranowski, 71, of Chappell Hill, widow of Alphonse Daniel Baranowski, died April 11, 2010 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan. Born October 26, 1938 to Hamilton H. and Frances Mozelle Locklin Dismukes in Thorndale, Texas, she attended and graduated from Caldwell High School in May, 1957. On November 23, 1957, she was married to Alphonse Baranowski in St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Brenham by Msgr. Charles Wiesenerowski. Billie and her husband moved to Houston in November, 1957. She was employed at Mortgage & Trust Inc. for 28 years. In 1985, the family moved to Chappell Hill, where Billie was employed at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church for over 21 years. She often spoke of her love for her �Parish Family�. It was her greatest joy to serve them and her church for so many years. Billie was well-known as an expert �Bingo� caller at St. Stanislaus for nearly 20 years. Later, she worked for Heflin Tax Service for 5 years. When her beloved husband, Alphonse, suffered a stroke, she turned her attention to him as a loving caregiver. He preceded her in death in 1999. Billie was also preceded in death by her son, David in 2005; parents, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chester and Annie Baranowski; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Sarah Dismukes, nephew Joe David Dismukes, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leonard and Janie Baranowski. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Elaine Baranowski; granddaughter and husband, Shelly and J. D. Davis; grandson Jake Baranowski, all of New Braunfels; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ernest and Barbara Bugaj of Houston; an aunt, Billie Biehle of Rockdale; nephews Leonard �Poncho� and Julie Dismukes of Brenham, Steve and Dawn Baranowski of Cat Spring, niece Janice and Rodney Marek of Rogers; great-nephews: Chad and Amanda Dismukes, Cole Dismukes, Brett and Daniel Baranowski, Chance and Chad Marek; great-nieces Amanda and Vito Perez of Katy, Jena Dismukes, and Kelly and James Antowiak of Brenham, and great-great nieces Kenley and Irylan Antkowiak;. Also surviving are special friends Ovie Davis, Doris and Harry Faterkowski and family, Stella Mikolajczak, Melvin and Liz Wiesneske and family, Dorothy and Edwin Jankowiak, Susan Hood, Dorinda and Steven Heflin and Sally and Lonnie Heflin. A rosary for Billie Hope Baranowski will be recited Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, with Rev. Msgr. Benedict Zientek, officiant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Poncho, Chad, and Cole Dismukes, Steve Baranowski, Harry Faterkowski, Ryan Faterkowski, Melvin Wisnieske, and Edwin Jankowiak. Honorary pallbearers will be Julie Dismukes, Doris Faterkowski, Ovie Davis, Stella Mikolajczak, Dorothy Jankowiak, Sally Heflin, Susan Hood, and Dorinda Heflin. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph Regional Health Center, with special gratitude to Dr. Gutierrez and the nurses of the Critical Care Unit for their excellent care. A special thank you is extended to Msgr. John Malinowski for his prayers, counseling and encouragement. Memorials in Billie�s memory may be directed to a favorite charity or True Blue Animal Rescue. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main, Brenham. (979)836-4564. To view the obituary online or to post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.

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