APPLING, Mary Carol
December 24, 1935 – June 9, 2012
Beloved by her family and all who knew her, Mary was born to Carl and Tessie Henning in Spokane, WA. She married Ken Appling in 1953 and together they lovingly raised their family. Ken entered the ministry in 1978 and Mary cheerfully and joyfully served alongside Ken at churches in Spokane, Washington, Salmon Arm, British Columbia and Silverton, Oregon. After Ken’s death in 1994, Mary moved to Salem, Oregon. In 1998, Mary returned to British Columbia and lived in Kelowna, where daughter Kris and her family live. Mary loved learning, gardening and bird watching, but most of all loved being with her family and friends. She gave the greatest gift to all who met her – every moment with Mary left you feeling valued and loved. Mary is survived by her three children: daughters Patty and Kris and son Terry (Lorrie); granddaughters Jessica (Matt), Jaime, Joni (Jimmy), Leah and grandson Zach. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 am at Willow Park Church, 439 Highway 33 West, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, there will be an opportunity at the service to donate to one of Mary’s favorite charities. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.