Stillwater News Press

July 18, 2013

Billie Trachtenbarg

Stillwater NewsPress

— Billie (Pepper) Trachtenbarg, 86, died on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater. Billie was born on Oct. 29, 1926, in Omaha, Neb., to Joseph C. and Florence (Rachman) Pepper.

Memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Stillwater,  with Rev. Carol Fincher officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Stillwater.

Billie grew up in Omaha, Neb., and graduated from Central High School in 1944. Billie married Malcolm S. “Mac” Trachtenbarg in December 1946 and they celebrated 29 years together before he preceded her in death in 1976.

She enjoyed bowling with her husband, reading and spending time with her family.  She loved vacationing at the Rocky Mountain National Park. Billie resided at Golden Oaks for the last 12 years of her life where she was able to be very independent to the end.

She is survived by her two children, Charles Trachtenbarg and wife, Pat Paschang, of Mission Viejo, Calif. and Cheryl Gebhart and her husband, Glen Gebhart, of Stillwater; one grandson, Brian Gebhart and his wife, Jessica Gebhart  of Minneapolis, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac Trachtenbarg; parents, Joseph and Florence (Rachman) Pepper; and two sisters, Jean and Lois.

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