Alma S. Friesen

1935 – 2020FRIESEN, Alma

Alma S. Friesen, age 84, was received in her Savior’s arms on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Alma was born on December 24, 1935 to John and Sara Doerksen on a farm in Meade, Kansas where she was raised with her five siblings. Alma met Ray Friesen on a blind date, and they were married months later on June 22, 1958. They were married for 55 wonderful years, and they were blessed with three sons and one daughter. Ray and Alma helped found two churches in Edmond, Oklahoma and were both active in their church until their passing. They loved to travel, spend time at the lake, and Alma enjoyed cooking and hosting for their family. Alma also enjoyed contesting, jigsaw puzzles, strong black coffee, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals play baseball. After Ray’s passing in 2013, Alma remarried Raymond (Lou) Weaver in 2018 and they cherished each other’s company for two fulfilling years. Alma and Lou also enjoyed traveling and spending time with both of their families. She is preceded in death by: her mother and father, John and Sara Doerksen, three sisters, Lena Doerksen, Liz Klassen, and Ann Friesen, her first husband, Ray Friesen, and one grandson, Brandon Barfield. She is survived by three sons and their wives: Alvin and Kristin Friesen of Guthrie, OK, James and Kris Friesen of Edmond, OK, and David and Pam Friesen of Yukon, OK. She is also survived by one daughter and her husband, Joyce and David Barfield of Oklahoma City, OK. Alma is also survived by nine grandchildren: Misti and Brandon Draper, Ryan and Jessica Friesen, Ben and Caitlin Friesen, Bridgette Heinrichs, Sarah and Ali Dablemont, Chad and Christina Friesen, Jacob and Alyssa Friesen, Breann and Jesse Johnson, and Jennifer Friesen. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Ellie Draper, Wyatt Draper, Raelynn Friesen, Emma Dablemont, Samuel Friesen, Jade Friesen, Ezekiel Dablemont, Piper Friesen, and Vivian Dablemont. Alma is also survived by one sister, Sarah Peters, one brother, Pete Doerksen, and her second husband Lou Weaver. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cross Timbers Church, Edmond, Ok., or Corn Bible Academy, one of the many places that Alma cherished. Viewing will be on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond. Private family services will be held at Memorial Park.

Comments

  1. MRS.FRIESEN!
    What I wouldn’t do for one more hug! What an incredible woman you are, you greatly impacted my life. Though there are 50 years in age between us, you were one of my best friends & I will always remember our wonderful conversations, laughs, coffee breaks, meals shared, and all the in between. Your sense of class was unmatched. Impeccably lovely always. Every hair in place. You truely never did act your age. You taught me so many things, for that I am always grateful. You were very loving, and one of the greatest mothers I ever met, including mothering me at times. You were one if the easiest people to talk to Ive ever met. You never forgot a holiday or a birthday and always thought of others. Even though we met through business relationship, you never considered it. You were passionate about the lord & always generous in giving to the kingdom of God. Your favorite ministry we all know was John Hagee, and of course your home church. What a life well lived. I loved listening to your stories, and your joy was definitely contagious. I know Mr. Friesen met you at the gates there. I will see you soon my friend. Love you so very much!
    To all the family, love you & sorry for your loss. She loved each of you greatly!

  2. Ohhh what a special lady my dear dear Aunt Alma was for us for over sixty years. Always was a Classy Christian Lady, with the perfect outfit for the occasion! Always a big smile or grin, and a hug because she was so glad to see you. We will miss her so, but we know she is in Heaven with our Uncle Ray and our folks – Paul and Letitia Friesen. We will one day all be together to live out eternity in Heaven with our Savior Jesus Christ. She left us such a Godly example to follow of caring and loving others and spending quality time with those that the Lord has put in our lives. We send all our love and hugs to our dear dear cousins – Alvin, James, David and Joyce from California at this time of your loss. The Lord will give you peace, comfort and many many years of happy memories. Hold on tight to each other, you are family and it is most important now to unite and hold each other and give those big long hugs to show your love. Take each day one day at a time, one step at a time and know, as always she is watching over you all.
    All Our Love,
    Pamela & Penni Friesen
    Brawley, California

  3. God bless your family with his strength and mercy. Bless you Uncle Louie!

  4. My Dear Cousins, Alvin, James, David and Joyce.
    I just viewed the beautiful tribute of your lovely Mother – you’re entire Family – what a wonderful legacy and example your Parents left behind as we continue to keep our own eyes on the prize – to live in eternity with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and our family that’s gone before us and those to follow.
    My heart aches for the void they have left on this earth. However, I am confident they will live in our hearts and minds forever. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have had the time to spend with you and your family. Your Father and your Mother shared their goodness and hospitality with all those that came into their lives. Their goodness and hospitality will resonate with me forever.
    I pray the Lords Peace and Goodness upon each and everyone one of you and your Families during this time and always!!
    I have so much love for you all!
    Your cousin Ruth Friesen Johnson

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