Funeral Service
The Venue On Broadway
2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
1:00 PM
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Peaceful Gardens
15602 TX-493 Loop
Lubbock, TX  79423
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Billye Lynne Alires

of Lubbock, TX

September 5, 1945 - May 12, 2020

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Billye Lynn Alires, 74, of Lubbock passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Lubbock. She was born on September 5, 1945 in Brownfield, Texas. Although born in Brownfield, she was from Tatum, NM where she was raised throughout her childhood. She graduated from Tatum High School in 1963, where she was the very involved in many school activities and organizations. She attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM where she was elected Freshman Football Queen, and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. She had worked as a flight attendant for Braniff Airways. She married Richard Joseph Alires on August 10, 1974 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They had lived in Albuquerque, NM, Portland, OR, Birmingham, AL, Minneapolis, MN, Leesburg, VA, San Diego and Escondido, CA, and moved to Lubbock in 2012. While in San Diego and Leesburg, she had worked as a teacher’s aide for special needs children. In Escondido she was involved in home decorating and staging homes. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she was very active in the church and held different leadership positions and in the communities she served. She loved to sing, travel with her husband, loved her dogs, Penny, Tuxedo, Kacy, and Duffy, and loved her family and grandchildren. Her family remembers her as being very beautiful, caring, loving, spunky, but was strong willed when she needed to be. She developed deep and strong friendships wherever she lived and could relate to people personally.

Billye is survived by her husband, Richard Alires of Lubbock, 2 children, Chris and Amy Spalding of Lubbock and Sheryl McCool of Roswell, NM, daughter in law, Kristi Alires of Los Angeles, CA, 1 sister, Jamie Ann and Brant McClelland of Austin, 4 grandchildren, Mark McCool and fiancée’, Hannah Olvera, and Samuel, Jackson, and Maggie Spalding, and nephew, Chris and Kyna Fisher. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Anna Laura Denton, and 2 sons, Jeremy and Steven Alires.

Memorials may be sent to the South Plains Food Bank at

Family will gather to celebrate her life at 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway, in Lubbock with Bishop Fernando Bustos speaking. The services will be limited to 70 family members and invited guests. Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. Please visit for more information and to access the live video stream at the time of the service. A recording of the service will also be available for 90 days after the service on our website.

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12 Condolence(s)
Kathleen Denton Bennett
Seminole, TX
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Will miss my beautiful cousin.

Nancy Seal
odessa, TX
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

You had a beautiful memorial for our Beautiful Billye. All my love and deepest condolences to your family. I know Billye will be greatly missed. She was a beautiful person, both inside and out.
So happy you live near your family now.

Lee and Linda Carrell
Calistoga, CA
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

We are sorry about Billye's passing, and for the fact that we did not ever get
to spend the time with her that we would have liked and wanted. She was a
bright light in all our lives, and we are sure, those of her family, friends and acquaintances. She was a unique and beautiful woman. She will be greatly

Rebecca Hays
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

We are praying for your family. She was an amazing person and will be missed.

Tom and Carmen Scott
American Canyon, CA
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Our sympathies, love and prayers. Now we have an angel in heaven to watch over us.

Rosie Schooley
Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Billye will be missed.

Sherrine Thomas
Belmont, MA
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Billye you have been my dearest friend for 35 years. One of the best things that happened to me was when you moved to San Diego. So many memories, so much laughter, lunches, movies, and of course shopping. Such a great blessing that we kept in touch through all our moves - you will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing you.

Steve and Pam Corbett
Monday, May 18, 2020

We will miss her and her sweet smile. She was cheerful despite her illness.

Katie & Lynn Medlin
Tatum, NM
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Such a beautiful lady and friend. We will miss her and send you our deepest condolences.

Joe Ann Boyd Peters
Tyler, TX
Saturday, May 16, 2020

God bless you Billye Lynne. You are greatly missed. Prayers for your family & friends.

George johnston
Ladonia, TX
Saturday, May 16, 2020

She was so outgoing and caring.

Cindy Rambo Thomas
Albuquerque, NM
Friday, May 15, 2020

I love you with my whole heart and will miss you till we meet again. My “Earth Angel”.