APPELGATE-ARNES, Belva Jo (Beegie), an active country club member and golfer, in both Texas and Florida, went on 53 cruises and loved regaling others with stories of her travels, died Nov. 13, 2019 at age 93. Beegie, a 20-year resident of Clearwater, Fla., was born in Casper, Wyoming to Warner Percy and Frances (Moody) Knight. Beegie lived in Fort Worth, and Southern California.
Beegie was active with the Feather Sound Country Club and she was a member of the Stuart Society at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art. Survivors include her children, Katy Appelgate and wife Suzann Clark, Deke Appelgate and wife Teresa, and Joe Appelgate and partner Kristy; grandchildren, Amy, Karen, Laura, Siga, Catlyn, Bobbi Nicole, and Dani Wynn; and great grandchildren, Alex, Gracie, and Grant. A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Empath Hospice, which cared for Beegie in her final days. https://suncoasthospicefoundation.org/donations/