Agatha Stephen Appleton

Jun 7, 1923 - Jan 20, 2014


Born June 7, 1923 in Eaton, OH, grew up in Miami, FL; peacefully passed away January 20, 2014 in Sacramento, CA at the age of 90. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Survived by her son Frank Appleton, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband William Appleton and son John Appleton. She was caring, giving, and loving to all her family and friends and will be missed deeply. She enjoyed life to its fullest and had a passion for travel. She served during WWII as a “Rosie the Riveter” and she was a 38 year employee of Aerojet General where she was known as “maintenance Aggie”. She was a member of the Sacramento Yacht Club, Grandmothers Club, and a member of the Sacramento chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also was very proud of her service as a juror on the Grand Jury. A viewing will be held from 10-2pm on Thursday, January 30th at East Lawn Memorial Park, 43rd and Folsom Blvd. Sacramento and services will be held after viewing at 2pm. A celebration of life reception will be held after services for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daughters of the American Revolution Sacramento chapter sent to Judy Semas at 8123 Camp Rd. Elk Grove, CA 95757-9746. Bye GG, we love and miss you.


  • Vicki Contente says:

    Aggie will be truly missed by all her DAR sisters. She was a kind and caring friend. Abbie had many interesting stories to tell and enjoyed sharing them. Her kind, gracious manner was a model for us all.

  • Sandra Parker says:

    Aggie was the only Rosie the Riveter I ever had the honor to meet. She allowed me and Helena Hurst to interview/videotape her story for the National Archives Veterans History project. A copy of this recording and paperwork is at the California State Museum – Sacramento Room. Aggie loved being a DAR member and was proud to have served her country as a Rosie. I will miss her very much. Rest in peace, dear Aggie.

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