|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1926|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2004|
Billye Jean Appel, 77 of Brenham, passed away Monday, August 23, 2004 at College Station Medical Center. She was born November 25, 1926 in Temple, Texas to Bryan Everette and Gladys Tanner Powell. Billye is a 1942 graduate of Brenham High School and graduated from Blinn College in 1944 as Valedictorian of her class. She was employed with Humble Oil in Houston and Southwestern Bell in Brenham and also was a homemaker. On December 5, 1948 she was married to Arleigh "Jack" Appel at First Baptist Church in Brenham by Rev. John New. Billye enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, traveling, playing bridge, and cooking for her family. Earlier in life, Billye was an avid tennis player and enjoyed bowling. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she participated in the Friendship Sunday School Class.
Billye is preceded in death by her parents, numerous aunts and uncles and one nephew.
Survivors include her husband Arleigh "Jack" Appel of Brenham; sons Gregg Appel and wife Susan and Jeff Appel and wife Beth all of Brenham; grandchildren Candice and Caroline Appel and John, Ashley and Braden Appel; sister Ruth Powell Reese and husband K. Hoffman of Dallas; brother-in-law Robert "Buster" Appel and wife Mary Lou of Brenham; sister-in-law Gladys Appel Jaeger and husband Elwood of Giddings; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at First Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Ponder and Charlie Matejowsky will officiate. Interment will follow in Prairie Lea Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jack Brannen, Jack Sommers, Ed Duckworth, A. C. Miller, M. E. Trostle, Paul LaRoche, Luther Utesch, T.K. Condren, David Bufkin. Honorary pallbearers are Thomas Mann and Members of the Friendship and Scripture Searchers Sunday School Classes.
Memorials may be given to The First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham.
Bryan Everette Powell (1897 - 1955)
Gladys Irene Tanner Powell (1901 - 1990)
Arleigh Appel (1925 - 2013)
Prairie Lea Cemetery
Plot: Section A
Created by: Amy the Spirit Seeker
Record added: Jul 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73320825