The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 7, 2012

Billy Maxine Hromas

Published 10-7-12


Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Billy Maxine Hromas, 85, passed away peacefully in the presence of family Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in Norfolk, Va.

Billy was born January 15, 1927, in Ada, Oklahoma, to Eugene and Willie Byrd. She graduated from Enid High School in 1944 and attended Oklahoma A&M and Phillips University.

She married William “Bill” G. Hromas April 12, 1949. They lived primarily in Burkburnett, Texas, until returning to Waukomis, Oklahoma, after Bill’s retirement.

Upon the death of her husband of 51 years, Billy moved to live with her daughter in Norfolk, Va., where she continued to enjoy her love of reading, working crosswords, quilting, sewing, decorating and being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Billy was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brother, Glen; and sister, Lagene Conklin.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Andruss (Gene) of Burneyville, Okla.; daughter, Mary Lee Wilds of Norfolk Va.; sons, Joe and Billy Hromas of Brenham, Texas, and Rio Rancho, N.M.; granddaughters, Christy Halphen (Gerry) of Alpharetta, Ga., and Isabelle Hromas of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and her great-granddaughters, Emily and Olivia Halphen of Alpharetta.

Her ashes will be interred next to her husband in Waukomis at a later date.

(Submitted by family)