Bernice Fedder Sanders

Obituary Notice


Bernice Fedder Sanders, 90, of Little Rock, died July 30, 2004. She was born April 11, 1914, in Alexandria, VA, to the late Harry and Jenny Fedder. She was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley Fedder.

Mrs. Sanders was a long- time member of Temple B'Nai Israel and a Past President of the Temple Sisterhood. During the integration crisis of 1957, Mrs. Sanders served as the Historian of the Women's Emergency Committee and later was a member of STOP (Stop This Outrageous Purge). In addition, she was the Past President of the Little Rock PTA, a past member of the MEMS Board, a former Pulaski County Justice of the Peace, and a past President of St. Vincent's Auxillary.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 56 years, Arthur O. Sanders, and her daughter, Sue Sanders Maddison and her husband Keith, her sister-in-law, Sue Fedder, and nephews Kirk and Scott Fedder.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 2, 2004 at Temple B'Nai Israel with Rabbi Eugene Levy officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Temple B'Nai Israel , 3700 North Rodney Parham, Little Rock, AR 72212 or The Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204.

Register Book

  • Dear Arthur and family. I was so sorry to read of Bernice's passing. She was certainly a sweet person, and I count it a privilege to have known her. I'm sorry that I couldn't attend the funeral, but my heart and prayers are with you.
    Carolyn Gray LeMaster 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • There are so many fond memories of the friendship Bernice shared with Fay and Blue and later with us. Our thought and prayers are with Arthur, Sue and Keith at this time of loss. We regret being out of state and unable to express our own sense of loss in the company of the family and friends.
    Gene and Linda Pfeifer 
    Aspen, Colorado
  • Arthur and family, I did not hear about Bernice until today (Aug. 5) and I am so sorry that I was not able to attend her service. I met both of you when I was working at VIPS and have thought about you often. Bernice was such a wonderful, energetic and generous lady and I feel grateful that I had a chance to know her. One of my fondest memories was when I wrote the nomination (assisted by a few elementary school artists!) for Arthur to receive one of the first KARK Ch. 4 Volunteer Service Awards. I have never seen anyone so proud and happy as Bernice was the night of the banquet. She was a true lady and made the world a better place by being here. All of my hearfelt condolences.
    Terri Brock Elliott 
    Little Rock, Arkansas