Perrine, Wilhelmina Endicott

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Wilhelmina “Billie” Endicott Perrine lost her five-year struggle with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. To the end she maintained her great smile, positive demeanor, and never complained.

Billie grew up in Pulaski, Va., and went on to graduate from Mary Washington College in 1967. Shortly after graduating college, she married Fred Perrine and settled down in King George County, Va., to raise a family. Her career spanned many years as a teacher at Emmaus School for Girls and as a director of the Early Learning Center Preschool, both in King George County.

Billie spent much of her free time with her dogs, particularly bearded collies, of which the last and most special was Lily. She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Fred Perrine, and her sons, Christopher Perrine, with his wife Margaret Lim, and sons Trevor and Riley of Singapore, and Nicholas Perrine, and his wife Nichole and children Claire and Gavin of Elkton, Va.

We are certain her great smile will find a special place in heaven.

A memorial service is being held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m., at Storke Funeral Home, 11089 James Madison Parkway, King George, VA. Please dress business casual – no ties.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter, 30 W. Gude Dr., Suite 150, Rockville, VA 20850 or online at Condolences may be left for the family at