|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1911|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 2002|
Rowena Kruesi, third child of Paul John and Myra (Smartt) Kruesi, was born in Chattanooga on Feb. 18, 1911. She was the widow of the late John Burton Frierson, Jr.
She was a graduate of The Bright School, Girls Preparatory School, Sarah Lawrence, and the University of Tennessee. She was the May Queen in her senior year at GPS. Rowena and Burton were married in 1934. In 1934 the Friersons joined the Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church. She chaired the Music Committee for many years and was elected a Life Member of the Women in the Church. She served on the boards of Little Miss Mag Day Nursery and the Chattanooga Children's Home. Rowena was an avid gardener and a member of the Garden Club of Lookout Mountain until her passing.
Mrs. Frierson became the family historian for the Chattanooga Kruesi descendants under the tutelage of her mother, who handed down extensive files from her own research. Rowena's father, Paul Kruesi, moved from Schenectady, New York, to Chattanooga in 1902, becoming a prominent industrial leader and booster of his adopted city. Previously he worked for Thomas Edison, earning the distinction of being named an Edison Pioneer like his father.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, George West Frierson, who was the twin brother of Thomas Cartter Frierson, by her sister Peggy (Mrs. William E.) Brock, Jr. of Lookout Mountain and by her brother Paul John Kruesi, Jr. of Signal Mountain.
Her grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Funeral arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home.
Paul John Kruesi (1878 - 1965)
Myra Kennedy Smartt Kruesi (1880 - 1941)
Margaret Kruesi (1909 - 1978)*
Rowena Kruesi Frierson (1911 - 2002)
Forest Hills Cemetery
Maintained by: Barbara Blum
Originally Created by: MsFoxRider
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
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