Mary Jeanne van Appledorn

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Mary Jeanne van Appledorn LUBBOCK-Dr. Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, lovingly known as Dr. Van, passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Dr. Van served the art of music as Professor of Music at Texas Tech University from 1950 until her retirement in 2008-58 years of service. She earned three degrees in music from The Eastman School of Music. Dr. Van's career at Texas Tech was honored by her appointment as Paul Whitfield Horn Professor in 1989 in recognition of her teaching of generations of music students, her creativity in producing many original and diverse compositions, and her dedication and service to her students, the university and the artistic world of music. You are invited to send your condolences by visiting

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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 16, 2014
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