Marian Saubers
Marian Saubers
  • October 13, 1925 - September 14, 2017
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

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Marian T. Saubers passed peacefully Thursday, 9/14 of mostly natural causes. She had dementia but seemed content and remained active in her later years in daily walks with her husband.

She was born in Pennsauken, NJ on Oct 13, 1925, the 2nd child of five to William and Marian Gannon.

She spent her youth growing up in NJ until the family moved to Philadelphia where she finished high school. After graduating she attended the Philadelphia Museum Art School where she attained the certification as an Illustrator. After art school, Marian held several jobs, one being at St. Joseph's College, in the Field House for Athletics where she met her future husband, a young Air Force Captain & ROTC Instructor, Jerome I. Saubers. They were married January 24, 1953. They started their family as well as the military tradition of relocation which took them to California, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Ohio and ultimately Little Rock for retirement. Art was always a part of Marian's life including the watercolors of the beach, her children, interior design or the beautiful clothes she sewed. After the children were grown, she was accepted to the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and completed her coursework in the fine art of print making. She continued her art well into her eighties.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Saubers, two sisters, Josephine Finley and Rosemary Liddle and four children, Resi, Noel, Pele and Mara and three grandchildren, Amy, Timothy and Daniel.

Marian was an artist, wife and mother. She will be missed tremendously by those she has left behind.

A private Mass of Intent will be held in Marian’s honor at Christ the King Church.