canada africa partner reservation Obituary of Elaine Roberta Luber | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Obituary of Elaine Roberta Luber | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


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ELAINE ROBERTA LUBER, age 86, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024. She was born on June 27, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Jack and Sarah Barg. In addition to her parents, Elaine is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey Luber; son, Sheldon Luber; and grandchildren, Jeremy Luber and Naomi Luber. Elaine’s life was a testament to the enduring power of family, creativity and dedication. Her love for her family knew no bounds and she devoted herself wholeheartedly to creating a warm and loving home for her children. Nothing brought her greater joy than knowing her children felt safe and loved in her care. In addition to her devotion to her family, Elaine found solace and fulfillment in her passion for weekly Mahjong playing, but especially in her pottery making. For more than four decades, she immersed herself in the art of pottery, sculpting pieces that spoke of her creativity and skill. Her work transcends mere craftsmanship; it was a reflection of her soul poured into each piece, with each piece carrying a piece of her heart. Elaine’s pottery found its way into galleries and gained recognition not only locally, but internationally. Her involvement with crafts and the local arts center was a testament to her dedication to her craft and her community. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Philip (Jackie) Luber, Karen (Mark) Mackey and Gayle (Steve) Mink; grandchildren, Brandy Luber, Joseph Luber, Nicole Fijman, Jared Mackey and Lindsey Mink; as well as four great-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark., 72204. Elaine will be laid to rest immediately following the funeral. service, at the Oakland Jewish Cemetery in Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Agudath Achim, the Harvey Luber Scholarship Fund at Temple B’nai Israel, or the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.

Published on May 12, 2024