Verna Dean Wilson Appling, 87, of Lubbock, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Lubbock.
She was born June 29, 1926, in Cadiz, Ky., moving with her family to Slaton, Texas, in 1939. She graduated from Slaton High School in 1944 and attended Texas Tech University.
She married Pat Appling on May 5, 1951. He died in 2010. She also was preceded in death by a son, Gary Appling, in 2009.
Mrs. Appling was a bookkeeper for Ray C. Ayers Supreme Feed Mill and Lubbock Bagging. She moved to Garden City in 1956 and to Ulysses in 1961 where she was CEO of UIP. She returned to Lubbock in 1980. She enjoyed playing bridge and her art.
Survivors include her children, Nancy Appling of Carlsbad, N.M., and Don Appling of Lubbock; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lane Davis of Acuff, Texas, and Marian Donaldson of Lubbock.
Funeral was 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at Englunds Chapel, with Steve and Tommy Donaldson officiating. Internment followed in Englewood Cemetery under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton.