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WELLS BROWN, Wilma A. 'Billie' (Rushton) Passed away on May 16, 2014 in Lancaster, California. She was born in Traverse City, Michigan June 18, 1927 and graduated from Belding High School, Belding, Michigan in 1946. Wilma became a licensed cosmetologist in 1946 and opened her first salon, Wilmas Beauty Bar, in 1947. She raised a family in Saranac, Michigan until moving to California in 1960. She owned Wells Beauty Shop in Palmdale for 12 years.Wilma later moved back to Michigan to care for her Mother. After retirement, she divided her time between Michigan and Florida, returning to the Antelope Valley in 2010 to live closer to her children. Wilma is preceded in death by husband, Clinton J. Wells, her parents and 8 siblings.She is survived by her children, Jana (Wells) Billings, Tara (Wells) Borek, Tim Wells, Sheri (Wells) Towry; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family plans a private celebration of her life.Arrangements are being handled by Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations, Lancaster .

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