Oct. 14, 1925
Mar. 7, 2000
May 19, 1927
Oct. 8, 1988
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend
Back of headstone
Husband and Father
Speaker, Texas House of Representatives
Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas
U S Naval Air Corp, World War II
||Bette Jean Lemons Tunnell
||Section:Patriots' Hill, Section 1 (A)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||Wife of Byron Tunnell
||May 19, 1927
||October 8, 1988
||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.