Mary L. Frizzell, age 86, of Grand Rapids, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, April 29, 2021. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Mattson and her parents, Arthur Lloyd and Violet Jean Colegrove. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, William Frizzell; children, Lynn Frizzell, Carol (Ron) Hillis, William K. Frizzell, Cheryl (Ron) Mills, Alan G. (Jennie) Frizzell, Donald R. Frizzell, James K. (Anne) Frizzell, Bryan L. (Michelle) Frizzell, 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren; siblings, Bonnie (Richard) Haner, Charles (Laura) Colegrove, Ruth Edwards, Herman Colegrove, Esther Anderson, Harold (Mary) Colegrove, Edwin (Sheila) Colegrove, Eugene (Leah) Colegrove; sisters-in-law, Virginia Kositzky, Sally (Barry) Page, Kathleen Germain, Joyce Frizzell, brother-in-law, Gerald (Linda) Frizzell, many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Mary was a kind, loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother who had a great sense of humor. She was always there to support her family. She had eight biological children but considered all the spouses and the children’s friends to be her children as well. Mary said she liked to cook but really did not like to cook. Her true joy in life was her grand and great grandchildren. She was honest and patient with all that knew her. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 15, 2 pm at the Vietnamese United Methodist Church, 212 Bellevue SE, Wyoming with Deputy Sheriff Bryan Frizzell officiating. Entombment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday, May 14, from 6 - 8 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 Division Ave, Wyoming. Due to gathering restrictions, there will be a limit on the number of people who may enter the building at a time. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Saturday, May 15
Vietnamese United Methodist Church
212 Bellevue SE
Wyoming, MI 49548
Thanks for loving me and always treating me like I was special. You will always be treasured in my heart.
- Violet Herin
First off, i love you and will miss you. Ill never forget all the times ive spent at your house as i was growng up. I always cinsidered you as my second mom. Ill never forget each time we saw each other I’d get your most famous “mom” hug. Ill never forget when i moved to Florida yrs ago you’d make sure i was being good and also getting on me if i didn’t call my mom in a timely manner. Even tbo it took you to grab my ear and hand me the phone. Lol! I know this isnt good bye, its see and love you later. Say hi to my mom for me! Love you!
- Herm II
Grandma, some of my fondest memories are the summer weeks I got to spend with you and Grandpa up at the cabin. Waking up to the smell of pancakes, never letting me win at playing cards, and always letting us kids just be kids (as long as we didn’t wear our shoes in the house).
You had so many grandkids, but you made time specifically for me.
I already miss the way you’d kiss my cheek when I’d hug you, and trying to swindle you out of just one more dollar.
Love you, Gram, always.
- Rhonda Noonan
Aunt Mary, I love you with all my heart! My heart is breaking that you’re gone, but excited that you are home with Jesus!
Your love will never be forgotten by myself, my daughters and my grandchildren (who loved you the mostest)
Dance with the angels, play Music for Jesus and hug my 2 dads, and my Granddaughter Adeline (you’ll find her with GrandmaGreat and Aunt Dorothy)
- Sarah Gierz
Mom taught me to be considerate to everyone even when others could not see it and it would lead to me getting in trouble.
Mom, we only met a few times but your personality has left a beautiful memory of you. Prayers to the family and friends.
- Dave and Kimberly Hudson
Mom, thank you for all the love you showed me over the years. As a young girl, I was welcomed as a friend of Cheryl’s and then later as another “daughter”. You taught me many things and your love for Jesus was always evident. I will always remember you with love and consider my life blessed with all the memories we’ve shared. Thanks for the mom and grandma you’ve been. See you in glory!!
- Deb Thornton
Mary, you and your family have been an important factor in my life. Your kindness to our family over the years has left an impact on my life. When we did not have a home, we all lived together in your house on 32nd St. Over the years we have been more than just cousins, we have been friends. For that I am thankful.
- Edwin J. Colegrove
Mom, I’m feeling pretty lost without you. I’m grateful for the life you taught me, the love you showed me and every disagreement we experienced together which helped me grow into who I am. Your smile, your laughter and your singing is already greatly missed. Thank you for the years we’ve shared. I love you.
- Lynn Frizzell
Mom, the dance we shared on this earth was more precious than any possession could ever be. You were my rock, my confidant, and prayer partner. Thank you for teaching me about Jesus, and always telling me to put him first. I will love you for eternity.
- Bryan Frizzell
Mom, I love you so much. You are going to be truly missed. You were so beautiful. Love you always❤️❤️❤️
- Cheryl Mills
Mom, you were more than a mom you were my best friend. You taught me always talk to the Lord and wait for his answer. I love and miss you!
- Carol Hillis