Barbara Applebury (Artesia)
August 16, 2015
Barbara Jean Frampton Applebury was born in Artesia in 1938. Her parent’s Harvey and Wilma Frampton, owned and operated Artesia Ice Service until Harvey’s death in 1977. Barbara attended the Norwalk school system and graduated from Excelsior High School. Barbara has lived in Artesia since 1961 and continues to live in the same home where she raised her family. Barbara retired from Cerritos College after 22 years and today spends time as a volunteer at the Cerritos- Artesia United Methodist Church, where she has been a member since 1975. Always serving others, Barbara uses her talents, every year, to hand make lap quilts for the residents of Winsor Palms in Artesia. Dedicated to her city Barbara is the former City of Artesia Beautification and Maintenance Commissioner and is a current trustee for the Artesia Cemetery, where she coordinates their annual Memorial Day Celebration.
She is also the current Vice-President of the Artesia Historical Society, where she organizes all activities to inform surrounding cities about the wonders of the City of Artesia. During the school year, Barbara oversees twice a week Museum tours for local students. And to make sure that Artesia’s history stays alive for all of the community, Barbara directs the Annual Artesia Historical Gala, a major fundraiser for the museum.
Thank you Barbara for your hard work and your dedication to the people of Artesia and to those in surrounding communities. Your talents and your heart are leaving a lasting impression on so many and making your community a better place to live.