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Billie Ann Wood


Last updated 1/24/2022 at 3:07pm

Billie Ann (Moore) Wood was born in Greensboro, NC on June 9, 1925.  She had no brothers or sisters.  She was raised in a big house in Greensboro with her Mom (Willie Mae Munday), grandfather, grandmother and several aunts and an uncle.  Her father was Ignatius Valentine Schlosser.  She graduated from Jamestown High School in Jamestown, NC.

As a teenager, Billie modeled clothes for the Belk department store in Greensboro.  She later worked for the Jefferson Pilot Insurance Company in Greensboro before becoming a Civil Servant in 1944.  She worked in the War Department Army Ordinances Division in Greensboro which oversaw Wysong & Miles Co., the manufacturer of bomb fuses for the U.S. Army Air Corp.

Following the end of the war, Billie transferred to the Overseas Replacement Depot (ORD) in Greensboro, where she processed paperwork for military replacements headed to Europe.   Here she met and married 1st Lieutenant Robert Murray Wood in 1946, who also worked for the ORD.  Later that year, the Greensboro ORD operation moved to Camp Kilmer in New Jersey.  Lt. Wood and his new bride Billie relocated there.

Robert (Bob) left military service in 1947, and he and Billie moved to Orange, TX where Robert worked for E.I. DuPont, Inc. until he retired in 1982.  Early on, Billie worked for the War Assets Department at the U.S. Naval Base in Orange, processing paperwork to liquidate the base assets prior to its closing.

Billie and Robert had two children Bobbie Ann (born 1949) and John Roger (born 1951).



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