We've Got The County Covered


On April 16th members of Jim and Helen Billmayer’s family gathered at Sweet Nursing Home, where they now live, to share some family memories with other residents and staff. There are four generations in the picture—Jim and Helen, their daughter Linda Petrie, granddaughters Shannon Van Voast and Stephanie Silva and great granddaughter Gaya Silva. Helen is wearing a dress that was her Gramma Wallin’s.

Helen’s father, Christ Christiansen, was born in Norway on February 15, 1888. He immigrated to the United States in 1907 and applied for citizenship in 1911. He received his citizenship in 1916 and...