Nancy Graves Farber
Nancy Graves Farber
  • February 27, 1933 - February 11, 2017
  • Kenner, Louisiana

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Nancy Rae Graves Farber, 83, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on February 11, 2017 in Metairie, Louisiana surrounded by all five of her sons, her husband and other close members of her family. Nancy was a devoted mother and wife who spent much of her time with her children and grandchildren.

Nan graduated high school at Byrd High School in Shreveport, LA and attended TSCW in Denton, TX, graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge, LA where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and Wichita St. College. She taught school in Shreveport, LA, Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA and was president of the Mother’s Club at St. Martin’s Protestant Episcopal School. She was also a member of St. Matthew’s Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Lena Graves; brother’s in-law, Louis A. Farber and Stuart J. Farber.

She is survived by her husband, George A. Farber, Sr., MD (Ret.), Col USAF (Ret.); five sons, George Farber, Jr., JD (Leah), Michael Graves Farber, Jeffery Neal Farber (Laurie), Guy Carlton Farber (Elizabeth) and Scott Quincy Farber (Laura); sister, Rosemary Graves Morrison and three daughters (nieces, Pamela Smith, Katherine Dotsey, and Cynthia Matthes); fourteen grandchildren, (George, Jr.) Allan, Timothy, Veronica, Campbell, (Michael) Shawn, Garret, Brandon, (Jeffrey) Samantha, Nathan, (Guy), William, Laine, Emory, (Scott) Sienna and Bianca; sister in-law, Sally Farber Hollister; brother in-law, Robert Farber (Jane).

Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans. Visitation will be held prior to the service and will begin at 9:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Matthew’s Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St, Metairie, LA 70003 and/or St. Martin’s Protestant Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, LA 70003.