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 Betty Loraine <I>Martin</I> Appling

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Betty Loraine Martin Appling

  • Birth 24 Sep 1917 Sunset, Montague County, Texas, USA
  • Death 13 Sep 2011 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 76580907

Betty Loraine Martin Appling was born Sept. 24, 1917 in Sunset, Texas to Mertil and Jim Martin.

She died Sept 13, 2011 in Austin.

Loraine graduated from Wichita Falls High School, worked there and married Tom Appling during WWII when Tom was in the Navy. She followed Tom in his career to various places in West Texas before moving to Austin.

'Mrs. A' as she was known in the Senate, was a Senate employee for more than 20 years, retiring in 1985. She saw many come and go at the Capitol and gave many of them advice - solicited and unsolicited.

Her interest in politics continued. When she was no longer able to help candidates with mailings, she kept up with what was going on in the world with her friends of like minded politics (Democratic) and by television. A weekly trip to the beauty shop and the friends that were there at the same time, kept her up-to-date on local and world affairs.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years; one son and one grandson, all of Austin.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15th in Austin Memorial Park on Hancock Drive.


Source: Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North, Austin, Texas


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  • Created by: Judy Blacksher
  • Added: 15 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76580907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Loraine Martin Appling (24 Sep 1917–13 Sep 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76580907, citing Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Judy Blacksher (contributor 47023026) .