Dorothy Ball Friestedt

Obituary of Dorothy Ann Ball Friestedt

Dorothy Ann Ball Friestedt, age 92, passed peacefully at Collington Life Care Center in Mitchellville, Maryland, on Friday, January 5, 2018. She was a resident of Maryland for many years. Dorothy Ann was born December 6, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Frances Davies and Edmund Arthur Ball, and grew up in Muncie, Indiana. She attended Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She was an accomplished freelance artist specializing in oils and other media. She studied fine art restoration in New York City and studied painting in Cheltenham, England, in the late 1950's, showing her work in local venues. She continued her studies at Goucher College, The Maryland Institute College of Art, The Corcoran School of Art, and Gallaudet University (BA). During the 1980's, she maintained a studio space in her home and at times shared space at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Mayflower Society. In the 1970's, she worked for the DAR analyzing genealogical data. Dorothy Ann is survived by her Brother George Alexander Ball II of Leland, Michigan, and her Daughter Amédée Chabrisson Friestedt of Takoma Park, Maryland, and Son Frank Clayton Ball (Susan) Friestedt of Media, Pennsylvania, and Grandson Jonathan Alexander Friestedt of Brooklyn, New York. She was predeceased by Sister, Barbara Ball Cosden of Darien, Connecticut, and her late Husband, Wallace Eugene Danforth Friestedt of Chevy Chase, Maryland. A memorial service will be held at Collington Life Care Center, 10450 Lottsford Rd., Mitchellville, MD, in the Walker Interfaith Chapel at 11 AM on Saturday, January 13, 2018. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Collington Foundation.
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