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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.

Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 am

Willow Park Church

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In lieu of flowers, there will be an opportunity at the service to donate to one of Mary’s favorite charities.


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The service for APPLING, Mary Carol is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Willow Park Church

439 Highway 33 West Kelowna, BC


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  • ab driediger says:

    Mary’s warm smile and sunny disposition will be sorely missed at Ashbury.I will always appreciate
    her many acts of kindess and her sincere consolation when tragedy struck my life.

  • bob gibson says:

    Mary was very special to my wife Eileen and me. I have many wonderful remembrances of times of prayer with her over the past number of years. I miss you Mary.

  • Mr & Mrs Jan Musil says:

    Mary was the kindest, sweetest person one could ever hope to meet. Gentle soul, too. We are honoured having the opportunity to be in her presence throughout the past eight years of her life.

    Zdenka & Jan Musil

    Mary’s neighbours at Ashbury

  • Linda Thompson(Ruck) says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I first met her at Willow Park Church then shared many visits with her when she visited the Scrapbook stores where I worked. She lit up the room when she walked in, always had a smile and a positive word to share with me. What a wonderful lady that will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family, whom she talked about often.

  • Theresa Shaver says:

    Dear Family of Mary:
    Mary touched my life with her never ending optimism and being such a great prayer warrior. Her smile lit up a room – I will never forget the knowledge, laughter and prayer that I shared with Mary. I picture Mary dancing with Jesus in heaven – but we will miss her at our WP South gatherings.
    God bless you

  • Shorty & Charlie says:

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Forever in our hearts. Our sincerest condolences to Kris, Patty, Terry and their families.

  • Shelley Torno says:

    Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I was just a young person when I knew Mary. I remember Mary and my mom getting together and Mary helping my mom do her hair, talking out in the garden about the plants or just sitting around the table with coffee just chatting. I do remember Mary always happy to see us kids when we came over to visit.

  • Darlene Loughlean says:

    Unable to attend the Celebration of your Mother’s life however I send my sincere condolences. Loosing one’s Mother is a difficult, pivotal point in one’s life as we realize all the love they have poured into our lives from the moment of our first breath. Your Mother was an incredible loving, kind lady who poured love out to many thru her prayers. I am grateful for the love thru prayer she poured into my life once. Her smile, courage, loyalty, sunny disposition,unrelenting faith will be missed by many. She rests now with her Saviour – smiling down to all whom she loved.

  • Lois A. (Meyer) Sheldon says:

    I have fond memories of Mary Carol and I growing up in Spokane together. We were confirmed together at Emmanuel Lutheran. We loved attending movies together, Saturday afternoons. She was always questioned about her age as she was so much taller and they didn’t want to let her in for $.25. Tessie,Alma and my mother,Margaret were great friends. At 15 I moved to Walla Walla and we lost contact. I lived in Portland for 50 years and now wished I knew that she was in Salem. She has joined Ken and they are rejoicing together as Jesus welcomes her home. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary Carol’s children. She was a wonderful friend to me and I have fond memories of going out to Country Homes which seemed like a long way from my home in Spokane. I now live in Sandpoint,ID. with my youngest daughter, her husband and 2 grandchildren.

    Lois Sheldon

  • Linda Doran says:

    Dear Patty, Terry and Kris,
    What a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend Mary was. I know we will all miss her wonderful smile and warm and encouraging spirit. She truly lived out her faith in her Creator with a positively radiant love for Him and for her friends.

  • The Simpsons says:

    We have lovely memories of Mary from our time in Kelowna with her and at the Thanksgiving dinner when we first met her. She was such a lovely person. We will certainly miss her and wish the family our condolences. Martin and Sue

  • margaret rollins says:

    To Mary’s family – I am just one of the hundreds of people whose life was touched briefly by Mary. Our contact was a few years ago when we were both in the walking class of the Coach program. I greatly admired her for her constant good humor and kindliness towards all she met.

    I am very sorry that Mary died.With deepest sympathy for your loss. Margaret Rollins

  • Redge & Judy Teague says:

    We will always miss Mary as she was a lovely Lady, kind ,generous,thoughtful and a true Christian .
    Mary taught me that is wasnt nice to cuss in the only way she knew how ,with kindnesswith a quite loving lecture .
    Thank-you Mary ,Redt in Peace .
    Redge & Judy

  • Helen Skindlov says:

    I remember Mary from Central Lutheran in Spokane, WA, when we taught Sunday School and went on annual retreats. She was such a positive spirit when we worked together, always seeing the bright side of life. Her strong faith and kindnesses to others make her one of God’s very special children.

  • Peter Scales says:

    My condolences to you all. Mary had a lot of class, and she provided you with a warm and loving home in Salmon Arm. She will be missed.

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