Cecil L. Apperson
Cecil Apperson July 3, 1933 - April 12, 2017 Cecil Apperson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 3, 1933 to Amelia Perry Apperson and Charles Apperson. He was part of a large Southern family and the ninth of 11 children and shared many wonderful childhood stories. He graduated from Jones Valley High School with lifelong friends. In 1951 he joined the Air Force. He was trained as a gunner with a B-29 crew and flew combat missions in Korea. Upon returning to the States he was stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base. As was the custom, service members were invited to families' homes for Sunday dinners after church. While at the Karn's, Cecil met and fell in love with the youngest daughter, Pat. They were married in the First Baptist Church on New Year's Eve 1955, his in-laws' 24th anniversary. During ten years in retail, he and Pat enjoyed raising four children, Susan, Ed, Julia and Janna. He graduated from Boise State College with Bachelors of Art in Social Work and Psychology. Cecil spent the majority of his career with Boise City Building Department where he wrote and administered housing rehabilitation grants that transformed neighborhoods and changed people's lives. His family shares many wonderful memories camping, fishing, taking trips to the Oregon Coast and visiting family in Alabama. As his children grew up, married, and moved around the world he and Pat enjoyed trips to New York, Hawaii, and Germany. Over the years his family grew and he enjoyed holidays, birthdays, and special events with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat, his son, Ed (Julie), his daughter, Susan Harmon (Jeffrey Johnston), Julia Pelka (Pete), and Janna Folger (Mark). His grandchildren, Jacob Harmon (Desiree Davis), his children Tristan, Hannah, and Raven, Rachel Ziemer (Travis), and their children Eli, Mia and Olivia, Adam Apperson (Heather), Aubree Panatopoulos (Drew), Aiden and Lia Folger, Nate Pelka, and their dog, Izzy. Cecil's siblings, Charles, Gordon, Tiny, Lottie, John, and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Alma, Marnie, David, Sam, and Goodwin and his great-granddaughter, Emmeli Harmon. Donations in his memory can be made to Idaho Food Bank, Save the Children, or the Alzheimer's Foundation. At his request no services will be held. Please share your fond memories of his kind heart and sense of humor that enriched all of our lives.
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