Betty Leming

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.


  1. We send our prayers and love to your family. Hold onto your faith and friends. Remember all the precious moments with your mom and how much she loved you.

  2. Paul, my condolences to you and you family on the passing of Betty. I never had the opleaseure of meeting her but have know you since we started the lunches in B/CS. If ther is anything I can do for you, please let me knwo.

  3. Paul, we know that for a lady to share the life of a USAF pilot, through a full career, she must be as gutsy as her man. You have lost a wonderful mate; my wife Linda joins me in offering you and yours our deepest sympathy. God bless. Jack and Linda Teague

  4. Fighter Ace, I’m just sorry I never got to know Betty, but the obit you only could have written makes up for that a little. You and she were a”multitude” for so many years in so many ways! Please accept my condolences at this sorrowful time, hope our paths cross soon.
    Respectfully, Rodger

  5. To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank Mrs. Leming for being there for her husband while he served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Great wives make for serving our country in the military. Col. Leming we thank you for serving our country in the U.S. Air Force. May God’s Speed Be With This Air Force Family.

  6. I worked for Colonel Paul Leming in the Berlin Plans and Operations Office, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, from 1970 to 1972. I was a mere 3rd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, and had the ability to think–and type–which brought me to the Office led by Colonel Leming and to a great relationship with and respect for my boss, the Colonel. He reported to Marine Brigadier General Gorley, from New Hampshire, who reported to an Army Major General, who reported to an Air Force General. Colonel Leming recommended me for and I was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal by General Andrew J. Goodpaster. I treasure my memories of working with Colonel Leming, and wish his family and friends very well.


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