Longtime Arlington First Lady Dies of Cancer | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Longtime Arlington First Lady Dies of Cancer

Vandergriff, 82, died Saturday after being diagnosed with leukemia less than two weeks earlier



    City of Arlington
    Anna Waynette Vandergriff

    Anna Waynette Vandergriff, wife of former Tarrant County Judge and long-time Arlington mayor Tom Vandergriff, died Saturday, only two weeks after being diagnosed with leukemia.

    Vandergriff, 82, was the first lady of Arlington for 26 years and was a tireless supporter of Arlington and of her husband’s political career, which included 13 terms as Arlington mayor.

    She was a graduate of Arlington High School and North Texas Agricultural College, which later became known as the University of Texas at Arlington.

    Funeral arrangements are pending.