Bette Jean Lemons Tunnell

Portrait of Bette Jean Lemons Tunnell Headstone Photograph


Byron M.
Oct. 14, 1925
Mar. 7, 2000

Jan. 13,

Bette Lemons
May 19, 1927
Oct. 8, 1988

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend

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Husband and Father
Speaker, Texas House of Representatives
Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas
U S Naval Air Corp, World War II
Full Name: Bette Jean Lemons Tunnell
Location: Section:Patriots' Hill, Section 1 (A)
Row:X  Number:24
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Byron Tunnell 
Birth Date: May 19, 1927 
Died: October 8, 1988 
Burial Date: October 10, 1988 

TUNNELL, BETTE JEAN LEMONS (1927 ~ 1988). Bette Jean Lemons Tunnell, wife of former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Byron M. Tunnell, was born on May 19, 1927, in Arkansas, but moved to Tyler, Texas when she was 5.

After marrying Byron M. Tunnell, she was a stay-at-home mom and was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church. She passed away on October 8, 1988, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery two days later.

Information taken from the Tyler Morning Telegraph, "Services for Wife of Former House Speaker Tunnell Monday," Monday, October 10, 1988.

Further information available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.

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