Sara Ann “Sally” Loeber
February 15, 1928 -April 30, 2015
The Record of God’s Grace at work, in and through the life of Sara Ann “Sally” Loeber
Sara Ann “Sally” Loeber, age 87, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 30, 2015 from her home in Chandler, Arizona. She was born February 15, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Laura Greggo and grew up in the midst of her Italian relatives. In her teenage years the family moved to Hastings, Nebraska, then Southern California, and eventually settled in Sherman Oaks, California. She met her husband, Norman Loeber, through the First Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, California. They were married there on October 22, 1949, and celebrated over 65 years of blessed marriage together. Sally is survived by her husband, Norman; two children, son Kenneth Loeber and wife Kathy of Edmond, OK; daughter Marie White and husband Curtis of Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren, Matthew Loeber, Robert Loeber, Sara Henson, and Lily White; and two great-grandchildren, Nora and Nels Loeber. Sally was a loving wife and mother, a grandmother who shared joy and wisdom, and a great friend through kindness, hospitality, and compassion. She is remembered as a disciple of Jesus Christ whom she confessed as her Lord and Savior, and who provided strength and comfort throughout her life.
Sally was blessed with a love and appreciation for art and design, and shared that joy and encouragement with others. She became an expert in the design and fabrication of stained glass windows and art pieces, and also taught classes for many years, including at the college level. Her creations brighten private homes, business establishments, and historic buildings. Sally also enjoyed traveling to both domestic and international locations. Family travel via motorhomes and many cruises with Norman formed indelible memories. Her enthusiasm for discovering and enjoying all aspects of God’s creation never wavered.
Alongside Norman, Sally was a lifelong volunteer for Lutheran Braille Workers for over 65 years, providing Braille Bibles and other books for blind people in nations around the world, and allowing them to touch the promises of the Gospel. Sally leaves a legacy of love in the hearts and minds of her family members and friends, and a wonderful example of a loving, faithful, and joyful servant of God. Her funeral service will be held 10:00am on May 11, 2015 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, with internment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Lutheran Braille Workers, P.O. Box 5000, Yucaipa, CA 92399 www.lbwinc.org
or The Rev. G. H. Loeber Memorial Endowment Student Book Fund c/o Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105