Billy Ford Auvenshine

March 14, 1926 - July 17, 2010

Mr. Billy Auvenshine, age 84, of McKinney, Texas passed away July 17, 2010, in Bonham, Texas. He was born March 14, 1926, in Burkeburnett, Texas to Hollis Ford and Ida Mae (Roberts) Auvenshine. Mr. Auvenshine proudly served his country with service in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army. While serving with the Marines he was a scout sniper in Saipan and Tinian during in the South Pacific Theater of World War II. At the beginning of the Cold War, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army, where he served in the Army Signal Corps as a radar maintenance repair officer. During this time, he earned an Army Occupation Medal while serving in Germany. Upon his return to the United States, he married Maudie Anne Van Trease on April 14, 1951, at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Auvenshine graduated from UT in Austin. He worked in the Aerospace field for many years and later became a woodworking artist and entrepreneur. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in McKinney, Texas. Mr. Auvenshine is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maudie Anne; daughter, Kathy Limerick and husband, Curtis of Allen, Texas and Tricia Moore and husband, Bob of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren, Sam Limerick, Ruthie Limerick, Christina Moore and Matthew Moore; and numerous other loving relatives and many friends. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral home. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 511 Foote St., McKinney, Texas 75069.