Betty Thomason Leming

(Mrs. Paul J. Leming, Jr.)
October 17, 1929 – March 16, 2012

Sweetheart, wife, mother, keeper of the hearth, boo-boo kisser, Little League Mom, gourmet cook, entertainer, party girl, clothes horse and swimsuit model, Lana Turner lookalike, improviser, compromiser, ambassador, international enchantress, Air Force wife, Colonel’s Lady, companion, pal, and lover.

She was all those things and more from the time they first dated in 1945, married in 1949, and followed her husband’s career worldwide for more than 30 years. They had 66 years together, 63 as man and wife. Never a dull moment. Always smiling.

As Bogie said in “Casablanca”, Here’s looking at you, Kid”.

Survivors: husband Col. Paul J Leming, Jr. (USAF Ret.) of College Station; sons, Paul III and Ric of Guadalajara, MX; daughter Laura of Round Rock, 4 grandsons, and 1 great granddaughter.

Special thanks to Drs. Josh Goldstrich, David George, Usha Venkatraj, and Rohini Ragupathi; Case Mgr. Mike Grissom and the staff of the 2nd floor at the Med; caregiver Kayron Matthews of Home Instead, and the caring staff at St. Joseph Manor and Hospice Brazos Valley.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Aggie Field of Honor at the new College Station cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, Pastor George Klett presiding. If desired, memorials may be made to the Texas A & M Lettermen’s Assn., the Texas A & M Foundation, or your favorite charity .

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