Electra Kate Van Item nee Billie Burns, 73, passed away on August 8, 2017. She graduated from Stephenville High School, and attended Sam Houston State College.

She was a talented artist and had a very successful career in the advertising business in Dallas, New Orleans, and Kuwait. Many years ago she designed the “heart with wings” logo that still appears today on the Care Flight helicopter.

Billie is survived by her sister, Brenda Burns of Stephenville. She would not want anyone to mourn, but rather celebrate her life, so “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (Let the good times roll!”)