Billie Viola “Dodie” Shivley, age 80 of Orange, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Feb. 26, in Nederland. A private family inurnment will be held in Hopkins County, at a later date.
Viola was born in Sulphur Springs, Aug. 9, 1935 to the late Dove H. Sartin, Sr. and Mozelle Tantan Sartin. She was retired from Owens Illinois and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bud Shivley; son Kenneth Shivley; brother DH “Chig” Sartin, Jr.; sister Anne Sartin Taylor; infant brother Sydney Steven Sartin and nephew Stuart R. Taylor.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Shivley Buchanan and husband John of Port Arthur; two adopted children, Les and Shawn Self; brother, Buford Dale Sartin of Orange; grandchildren; Gena Ennis of Nederland, John M. Buchanan, Brian P. Buchanan and Jacob C. Buchanan; great grandson Patrick Ennis of Nederland and seven great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.