Anne Louise BATES

Female 1927 - 2007  (79 years)


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  • Name Anne Louise BATES 
    Born 28 Mar 1927  Graham, Young Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 02 Feb 2007  Midland, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5863  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Family Allen Abels WEMPLE,   b. 29 Oct 1925, Blossom, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 2007, Midland, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1948  Lubbock, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Allen Abels WEMPLE
     2. William Scott WEMPLE
     3. Sharon Diane WEMPLE
     4. Susan Elaine WEMPLE
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Scott Wemple on 15 February 2007:

      Anne Louise Bates Wemple, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, February 2 following a brief hospitalization. Her family was at her side.

      The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home on Monday, February 5, 2007 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, at 3:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas. Reverend Jan Reed will officiate.

      Mrs. Wemple was born March 28, 1927 in Graham, Texas to Sam and Augusta (Cornish) Bates. She was raised and educated in Lubbock and attended Texas Tech University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Shortly after moving to Midland, she met the love of her life, Allen Abels Wemple, and they were married in Lubbock on November 27, 1948. They had four children.

      Mrs. Wemple was a well-known and respected community educator, serving on the faculty of Trinity School (formerly Episcopal Day School) for 39 years. She was a driving force in the school's development, and was known for her fierce dedication to her students and to the integrity of education. She founded several programs at Trinity, including a fife-and-drum corps and a bagpiper's performing group. She was an accomplished bagpiper and spent many happy hours playing her pipes. She earned a Master of Arts in Psychology from UTPB as well as her counseling and reading certifications. In addition, she studied alphabetic phonics enabling her to become a master teacher.

      Christened Marlo by her grandchildren, she devoted herself to the care of her husband and family. A lifelong Christian, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She leaves a priceless legacy to her children, grandchildren and future generations; a legacy built upon her love of faith, family and freedom.

      Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Allen Wemple. of Midland,TX; son Allen, Jr., also of Midland; her son and his wife Scott and Alana Wemple, of Spring, TX; daughters and their husbands Susan and Kevin Courtney, of Midland, TX and Diane and Gary LoRusso, of Palmer, Alaska; seven grandchildren; Casey and Lauren Courtney, of Midland, TX; Gabriel LoRusso, of Palmer, Alaska; Collin and Kendal Murphy, of Spring, TX; and Keaton and Cassidy Anne Wemple, also of Spring. Other survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Wemple's siblings and their spouses, Marjorie and Wayne Bain, of Grand Junction, CO; Jack and Freda Bates, of Waco, TX; Lois Bates, of Dallas, TX; Edith Wemple, of Austin, TX; Ted and Georgeann Wemple, of Odessa, TX; Evelyn and Terrell Allen, of Austin, TX and Lucille Wemple, of Midland, TX.

      She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved older brother, Samuel Sidney Bates II, she also leaves many nieces, nephews, loving colleagues and friends, and grateful former students.

      The family request that memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, TX 79701.

      Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.


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