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Jo Ann Friberg

November 10, 1935 - December 26, 2012
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Jo Ann Rutta Friberg, 77, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel, with interment to follow in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Memorials: May be made to Arlington Woman's Club, 1515 Abrams St., Arlington, Texas 76013, 817-277-7666, or to a charity of your choice. Jo Ann, the daughter of Charles D. Rutta and Mattie Hudson Rutta, was born in Columbus on Nov. 10, 1935. Jo Ann grew up in Columbus, where her father worked as an attorney, represented his district for two terms in the...
Jo Ann Rutta Friberg, 77, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel, with interment to follow in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Memorials: May be made to Arlington Woman's Club, 1515 Abrams St., Arlington, Texas 76013, 817-277-7666, or to a charity of your choice.

Jo Ann, the daughter of Charles D. Rutta and Mattie Hudson Rutta, was born in Columbus on Nov. 10, 1935. Jo Ann grew up in Columbus, where her father worked as an attorney, represented his district for two terms in the Texas legislature and served as county judge of Colorado County. She graduated from high school there in 1954 and attended the University of Texas in Austin from 1954 -1956. She met Emil Edwards Friberg of Wichita Falls on a blind date at UT. They were then pinned, later engaged and finally married on Jan. 26, 1957, in Columbus. After her marriage, she resided briefly in Austin, La Porte and Mineral Wells, moving to Wichita Falls in 1958, Fort Worth in 1964 and Arlington in 1972.

Jo Ann was a loving wife, devoted mother and accomplished homemaker, always available for her family. She was an avid reader and maintained a lifelong interest in gardening and cooking. She was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington, Women of Rotary, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the Woman's Club of Fort Worth, the Arlington Woman's Club, the Woodford Lunch Bunch, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary Ann Duff; and her brother-in-law, Dan Duff.

Survivors: She is survived by her husband, Emil E. Friberg of Arlington; sisters, Fran Gillen and her husband, Jim, of San Mateo, Calif., and Martha Hester and her husband, Jerry, of Waco; brother, Charles Rutta and his wife, Rosemary, of Lemitar, N.M.; children, Emil E. Friberg Jr. of Arlington, Va., Vicki Lee and her husband, Andrew, of Dallas and Joe Friberg and his wife, Tammie, of Arlington; grandchildren, Patrick Friberg, Adam Friberg and Mattie Friberg of Washington D.C., Jeremy Lee and Josiah Lee of Dallas, Joel Friberg, Michael Friberg and Jessica Friberg of Arlington; nieces, Elizabeth Duff of Richmond and Alexandra Gillen of San Mateo, Calif.; and nephew, Alan Haynie of Seattle, Wash.

"Joe and Family, Sorrow may come but joy comes in the morning. Thanks for uplifiting and honoring the Lord at the homegoing of your dear mother and..." Ron Markham (Dallas, TX)

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