Billie Elwood Schooling, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2007, in Crescent City. He was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Durham and was a 20 year resident of Del Norte County. Mr. Schooling was a past member of the Paradise Elks Lodge and the Senior Center here in Crescent City and supported the Crescent City Police K-9 Unit and the Humane Society. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ruth Schooling of Crescent City. He is also survived by his children, Paul Schooling of New York, N.Y., Drew Schooling of N.D., Joseph Gebbia of Paradise, and Laurie Hall of Enid, Okla., 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.