Billie Huggins Harrison, daughter of G. W. Huggins and Emma Ruth Gibson, was born on May 24, 1926, in Temple, Texas. After graduating from Temple High School in 1943, Billie attended Temple Junior College (now Temple College) and received an associate degree. She also attended Baylor University and graduated in 1947 with her B.B.A. While in school, Harrison kept scrapbooks that provide insight into the life of a female student during the 1930's and 1940's. Upon graduating from Baylor, she moved back to Temple and began a thirty-year career working in the administrative offices of the Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center. On November 20, 1949, Billie married Bill R. Harrison. Bill died on October 29, 1997, and Billie followed sixteen years later on December 28, 2013. The couple is buried at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple.
More information about Billie Huggins Harrison can be found in the Billie Huggins Harrison papers at The Texas Collection.