Obituary: Edna B. Friberg |

Obituary: Edna B. Friberg

Edna B. Friberg completed her earthly journey Nov. 17, 2010, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Fresno, Calif., to Ernest and Hilma Gustafson. She was preceded in death by her sister Edith, and her brother Martin. Edna is survived by her brothers Phil (Elaine) and John (Loretta), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edna married Ernest Friberg May 27, 1941, in Fresno. They had three children. Daughter Erna Friberg Larson and son Stanton Ernest Friberg preceded Edna in death. She is survived by her daughter Kris Friberg of Reno.

God blessed Edna with four grandchildren and nine great-grand children: Michelle Garcia (Richie, Kyle, Kody of Sonoma, Calif.), Stacie Miller (Jarrod, Shianne, Jessica of Washoe Valley), Kimberly VanTassel (Mark, Tyler, Travis of Washoe Valley), Matthew Grissom (Nikkie, Breezy, Ema, Summer of North Bend, Ore.). She is also survived by her beloved friend Bee.

Edna was a woman of incredible strength and intellect, living independently at 95. She was the shepherd of her entire family. She was an active member of the Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church prayer chain, breast cancer survivor, caregiver, bookkeeper, and worked in property management. The fabric of her life also included serving as spiritual mentor, master gardener, and fitness buff. (Daily exercise regimen included 95 sit-ups and walking.)

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church, 1505 Railroad Dr., Carson City, NV 89701 or to the American Cancer Society, 691 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A, Reno, NV 89511.

Edna’s service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church followed by a dessert reception.

A private burial will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery in Reno.