Barbara Coats Arnberg a resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away Monday December 24, 2012 at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband George C. Arnberg Jr., son Charles (Jeff) Arnberg, parents Lewis L. and Marjorie Cecilia Coats Sr., and brothers Lewis L. Coats and Thomas S. Coats. She is survived by three sons Gregory S. Arnberg of Montgomery, Steven D. (Paula) Arnberg of Alexander City and Andrew B. (Lyn) Arnberg of Montgomery; eight grandchildren, Brian J. Arnberg, Darin Arnberg, Eric Arnberg of Ft. Thomas Ky.; Benjamin Arnberg and Daniel Arnberg of Alexander City; Brian W. Arnberg, Sarah Arnberg and Michael Arnberg of Montgomery; a sister Beverly C. Patterson of Birmingham and John B. Coats of Slidell Louisiana; numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
Barbara, or Baba as she was known by her grandchildren, was very active in the real estate business, in Republican politics, AARP, numerous civic organizations, her church and the Retired Officers Wives Club. To all she was admired as a tireless worker, honest advocate and loyal friend. She will be missed by her family, countless friends and associates who appreciate her wit and wisdom.
A funeral service will be held in Montgomery at White Chapel Funeral Home at 2:00 Saturday the 29th of December 2012 with Jay Wolf officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00. In lieu of flowers, Barbara would like her friends to make donations to their favorite charity in her memory.