Greta Jean Harvey-Falkner, passed away on September 27, 2020 at the age of 40.
Greta was born on October 30,1979 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to Wayne Lee and Michele Elaine Harvey. At the age of two, Greta’s family moved to Long Beach, California where Greta spent her formative years until leaving for college. She attended Bethany Lutheran School in Long Beach, California and Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, California.
Greta continues to have many life-long friends from her school days, even though she moved away from California.
Greta graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Journalism in 2002 and in 2005 she graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She was proud to call herself a Razorback.
Greta began her law career as a Public Defender, determined to protect the rights of all people as prescribed by the law. She had a strong sense of justice for those who were underserved. Greta was a practicing attorney with the Arkansas State Police at the time of her death.
Greta was the proud mother of triplets born in 2010. They were the joy of her life. Gavin Bradley Falkner, Jackson Hamilton Falkner and Maddie Elizabeth Falkner will forever remember their fun, joyful, affectionate and loving mother. They will surely miss her constant snuggles.
Greta also leaves behind her parents, Wayne and Michele Harvey, her fiancé, William Prosser, her Aunt and Uncle, Myrna and Richard Goodwin along with her two cousins, Melissa and Megan Goodwin and their daughters, Addy and Nixon, as well as her ex-husband, Frank Falkner.
Greta was a member of Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church and had been a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church where she was baptized and later confirmed at the age of 13. The triplets were baptized at this same church when they were 1-year-old.
Greta will be remembered by her family and friends as fun-loving, out-going, loyal and caring with an amazing sense of humor and wit. She shared her faith and compassion not only with her family and friends but with community organizations for animal protection, domestic violence and legal assistance, especially for those she felt had been unjustly treated.
Greta’s son Jackson has a rare bone disease, MHE, and Greta has been passionate about finding a cure for this disease. For this reason, we kindly request that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Greta’s honor to the MHE Research Foundation, that supports further study of this disease and the search for a cure. You may donate on their website at www.mherf.org
A Celebration of Greta’s life will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church, 9008 Highway 107, Sherwood, Arkansas, 72120.
In light of the current health concerns, Greta’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.
Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.