Longtime Arlington First Lady Dies of Cancer

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

By Stacia Smith
|  Monday, Jul 6, 2009  |  Updated 12:45 PM CDT
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Longtime Arlington First Lady Dies of Cancer

City of Arlington

Anna Waynette Vandergriff

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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.

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