Billie Childers Askew, age 81 died Saturday morning August 18, 2012 at home after an extended battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Kentucky to Gladys and John Childers. Upon graduating from Burnside High School she joined the Air Force where she served at Boling Field in Washington D.C. as a Dental Assistant. There she met and married Harold Cochran Askew, a dentist in the Air Force. They established their home in Birmingham in the mid 50's. Billie was active in the Dental Auxiliary Wife's Club serving as President and helping to author the cookbook "Crowning Touch" whose proceeds benefited the Smile Mobile. Billie was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She is survived by her husband of sixty years and daughter, Lenora Askew Hunter (John). The family thanks Jan Davis, Rita Siglar and the care providers from Countryside Hospice for their care and devotion in these last years. A Visitaion / Celebration of Life will be held at Ridout's Valley Chapel, Saturday August 25, 2012 from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Foundation, www.alz.org
or the charity of choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.ridoutsvalleychapel.com.