Linda Blaine Flake

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Linda Blaine Flake, 81, a nationally known artist died June 30, 2019, in Little Rock. She was born in Little Rock June 26, 1938. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, L. Dickson Flake; daughter Leslye Blaine Flake (Shellam), Ray Shellam, brother Fletcher Blaine Clement III, his son Fletcher Blaine Clement IV, granddaughter, Sarah Blaine Shellam and niece, Chloe Raven Clement. Many close relatives, (brother-in-law John Flake (Karen) and relationships she cherished in both her husband's family. Her parents, Fletcher Blaine Clement Jr., and Imogene Clement (Crowder) preceded her in death. Linda was a beloved person in her family, the art community and almost everyone who came in contact with her. She met no stranger; everyone ended a conversation with her like a best friend. She attended school in Little Rock, graduated high school in Morocco and finished her education in Switzerland. She was an exceptional artist as early as elementary school and art became her passion, profession and a gift she shared both privately and publicly. She refined her art under many international artists and traveled China, Indonesia, Europe, and the United States to broaden her expertise. Besides one-man shows and the Governor's Award, she was exhibited in many national and local galleries. Linda's art was only exceeded by her effervescent personality. Her laughter was contagious and everyone remembers their encounter with her. She was generous from her heart and helped those in need, regardless of an organized cause. There will be a service for Linda Flake at 2nd Presbyterian Church, at 600 Pleasant Valley Dr., Little Rock, Ark. 72227, on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 11 a.m. with a reception at the church afterwards. Those wishing to express condolences may make a memorial gift to the Jones Eye Institute, UAMS Foundation for the John P. Shock Endowed Chair for Research, 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, Ark. 72205, or of the charity of their choice in Linda's name. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home,

Published July 10, 2019

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