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ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. / TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Elaine M. Billado, age 83, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the St. Albans Health and Rehab facility.

She was born in St. Albans on Nov. 12, 1932 to the late Leo and Viola (Lumbra) Tanner.

Elaine spent several years in Vermont before moving to Idaho in 1968. Some of her favorite memories involved spending weekends at her camp on Magic Lake with friends and family. Elaine also provided entertainment at a local resort on Magic Lake; she had a musical talent and loved to sing and play the organ or piano. Elaine also enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and taking care of her beautiful vegetable and flower gardens.

She is survived by three daughters, Debbie Gross and her fiancé, Rene Robitaille of Enosburgh, Evelyn ‘Peanut’ Craig and Lori Palacio both of Twin Falls, Idaho; four step-children, Carolyn Folsom and her husband, Smokey of Twin Falls, Idaho, Yvonne Billado of Tucson, Ariz., Pam Olson and her husband, Pat of Filer, Idaho, and Linda Bracken and her husband, Bob of Jerome, Idaho; grandchildren, Amy Beaulieu, Heather Lafontain and her husband, Michael, Jennifer Combs and her husband, Jason, Nikki Kollicker, Patrick Ellis, Christa Palacio and Jeremy Billado; many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and step grandchildren; two siblings, Roberta Morin and her fiancé, Peter Perley of Enosburg Falls, and Robert Tanner Sr. and his wife, Heather of Belvidere, Vt. and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her husbands, Kenneth Billado and Landon ‘Bill’ Billado; two children, Frances ‘Star’ Calvert and Michael Billado; a grandson, Marcel Beaulieu and a step-daughter, Debbie Billado.

Elaine’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Albans Health and Rehab for the wonderful care she received during her time there.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Rev. Dr. Jason McConnell officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls, ID. There will be no visiting hours.

For those who wish, contributions in Elaine’s memory may be made to Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Condolences may be sent through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.