OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock
Charlotte Ann Kaufman
Published: December 12, 2012
Charlotte A. Kaufman, 84, of Little Rock had her lifelong belief in the Almighty confirmed when, on December 8, 2012, her soul left this world to be with Him. She had been under the care of other kind souls at Arkansas Hospice, Inc. in Little Rock. Ms. Kaufman was born in Texarkana, Texas on July 31, 1928 to Everett Harrison Logan and Eva Estella Hobson. She was a retired educator and member of the First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patricia L. Gould of North Little Rock, and by a son, John Logan Kaufman, of Little Rock. She is survived by a son, David Brian Kaufman of Pie Town, NM; grandchildren, Peppy and Matilda Kaufman of Little Rock; three nephews, John F. Gould, III of Maumelle, Paul A. Gould of North Little Rock, and Brian L. Gould, of Little Rock and their respective families.
Her professional life was spent as a teacher, beginning in the 1950's at the Little Rock Public School's Lee Elementary School and ending decades later at Youth Home, Inc. Along the way, she was named National Teacher of the year in 1962, and later earned a doctorate in education. Her retirement years were devoted to being with her family, the study of genealogy for family and friends, and THE COMPUTER which enabled her almost unlimited access to those things she loved.
Mrs. Kaufman was always mindful of these words of St. Roche, the patron saint of dogs: "They are our friends...our partners...our protectors...ever loyal...all forgiving...to their hearts' last beat..."The least we owe them is to live a life that is worthy of that devotion.
She lived such a life, a very big part of which included extending support and kindnesses to God's other creatures, dog and non-dog alike. Therefore, in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the animal welfare group of one's choice with a first nod to in-state groups.
Graveside services with be at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Oakland Cemetery, 2101 Barber, Little Rock with Rev. Larry Ballard officiating. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.