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A death

From: Gordon Lewis <glewis<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tragically, Leonora Okarma Weaver, a paper restorer well known in
the Atlanta area, passed away last week at the age of 56.  The cause
of death was pancreatitis with complications.

Leonora was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1957 the daughter of
Margaret and Eugene Okarma, who founded the renowned Okarma Jones
Gallery.  She lived in Atlanta until the age of ten, and in 1970,
Leonora's family took a "classic" grand tour of Europe and England.
It was during this visit that the family discovered Brobury House in
Herefordshire, where her father moved the family two years later.
Leonora graduated from Bedgebury Park boarding school in Kent and
then was one of the first girls to graduate in 1979 from the
900-year-old Hereford Cathedral School.  She then began a five-year
apprenticeship in the family business: Framing, Art selling and Art
Restoration.

By the year 2000, after the death of her husband, David, and then
her father, Leonora moved to Decatur, Georgia.  After 30 years in
England, Leonora wanted to give Atlanta a try and opened an art
restoration studio.

A gentle soul--warm, kind, caring and most of all, giving; Leonora
will be missed.

Gordon A. Lewis, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Director



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                  Distributed: Friday, August 29, 2014
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Received on Wednesday, 27 August, 2014

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