Marie Fritz

Marie Fritz

Marie Fritz 82 years of age, died peacefully at her home in Winnfield, Louisiana on Monday January 18, 2021. She was born August 22, 1938 in Patton California.

Sixty five years ago, she asked her daddy to sign her senior yearbook-”I share with you the triumph an honor. To you it is the opening chapter of a glorious new chapter of life-to me the closing of a beautiful one”.

The beautiful chapter of her life with us has ended, while her next glorious chapter begins. Her children are honored to have had the privilege of having her as their mom.

She was a veteran, having joined the WAF (Women in Air Force) less than ten years after it’s inception. After marrying a military airman, she kept quite busy creating a loving home in Texas, Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi and Minnesota. Twice being a single mom of five children, while her husband was gone for a year at a time on short tours of duty.

Her mind was sharp. She loved doing crossword puzzles, sudokus and word jumbles. Her hands brought into existence so much beauty, from perfect penmanship and wonderfully written letters to the handiwork of many self-taught needlework crafts: sewing, quilting, smocking, embroidery, tatting, crocheting, and ribbon work. She was an amazing creator of beauty.

Her heart was responsible for making each of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren feel loved for who they were and valued for their uniqueness. The feeling was mutual, and she was an absolute gift to us all.

Marie lost her husband Don one day before their 62nd wedding anniversary-surviving him by less than one month. She leaves behind five children: Donald Fritz and wife of Luigi AZ; Dana Swanson and husband Warren of NE; Barbara Poole and husband Glen of LA.; Mike Fritz and wife Kristin of LA.; and Karen Fritz of LA. She had ten grandchildren: Leah, Caleb, Bethany, Adam, Matthew, Chris sy, Christian, Lauren, Allie and Abbie. There are also four great grandchildren: Chloe, Riley, Charlie, and Chloewith one more on the way.

She reminisced often about the fond memories she shared with her nieces and nephews during their younger years. Thank you for loving her before we knew her.

Marie was a lover of nature: collecting seashells, pine cones, and sweet gum balls; watching squirrels, hummingbirds and butterflies. In lieu of flowers and charity dealing with nature would be a fitting tribute for her memory. The Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund or Arbor Day Foundation are the two the family has identified. The family is planning a memorial service at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery for Marie and Don at a later date.

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