Barbara Coats Arnberg

February 6, 1921December 24, 2012
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Barbara Coats Arnberg a resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away Monday December 24, 2012 at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband George C. Arnberg Jr., son Charles (Jeff) Arnberg, parents Lewis L. and Marjorie Cecilia Coats Sr., and brothers Lewis L. Coats and Thomas S. Coats. She is survived by three sons Gregory S. Arnberg of Montgomery, Steven D. (Paula) Arnberg of Alexander City and Andrew B. (Lyn) Arnberg of Montgomery; eight grandchildren, Brian J. Arnberg, Darin Arnberg, Eric Arnberg of Ft. Thomas Ky.; Benjamin Arnberg and Daniel Arnberg of Alexander City; Brian W. Arnberg, Sarah Arnberg and Michael Arnberg of Montgomery; a sister Beverly C. Patterson of Birmingham and John B. Coats of Slidell Louisiana; numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

Barbara, or Baba as she was known by her grandchildren, was very active in the real estate business, in Republican politics, AARP, numerous civic organizations, her church and the Retired Officers Wives Club. To all she was admired as a tireless worker, honest advocate and loyal friend. She will be missed by her family, countless friends and associates who appreciate her wit and wisdom.

A funeral service will be held in Montgomery at White Chapel Funeral Home at 2:00 Saturday the 29th of December 2012 with Jay Wolf officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00. In lieu of flowers, Barbara would like her friends to make donations to their favorite charity in her memory.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Rhonda Porter

May 23, 2013

Steve, Greg and Drew I am so sorry to hear about Barbara. I have such great memories of her. She was always so nice to me. As was your whole family.

January 29, 2013

what a blessing this kind lady was to all fortunate enough to know her, I,ll miss her timely calls to remind that a meeting was upcoming and usually a follow up call if you was not at the meeting to ask if you were feeling well or did we need something that she could help with, we will miss this wonderful person and cherish her memory.-----frank evans sr.

Ellen Brooks

December 31, 2012

Barbara "Orangeberg" as we called her as children was a delightful and hard-working soul. One summer I worked at Mama's real estate company and Barbara tolerated my youthful exuberance with grace. An unforgettable character!
God be with you.

December 30, 2012

Sincere sympathy is sent to you and your family. Prayers are going up for all of you.

December 30, 2012

Hi Steve and Paula, Rob and I would like to add our condolences to those expressed here. It always seemed like she was invincible. I believe it was about a year ago that I last saw her. She was full of energy as usual. We will always remember her that way. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Love, Ann Michaud & Robert Langenberg

Thomas McCoy

December 27, 2012

Steve and Greg: I am deeply sorry about the death of your Mom, Barbara. She was a class act and very supportive of schools and PTA at Cloverdale and JD for many years. She cared deeply about her children, their friends and their education. You and your families have my deepest sympathy. God bless you all.

December 27, 2012

Drew, Lynn, and all the family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of you Mother. Drew, I have been praying and thinking of all of you when you had told me your Mom was sick. My prayers are still with you. God bless all of you. May you Mom rest in peace.
Marianne Walley
Shear Kropper Barber Shop

December 27, 2012

Greg and Steve...I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a great lady and will be missed
Don Brewer

Cindy Kirsch Smith

December 27, 2012

Steve, I'm so very sorry to hear about your Mom. Take care and know my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Regina Dinger

December 27, 2012

We will treasure all the fine moments we had with Miss Barbara beginning with her getting John into the real estate business.