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Bonnie Gordon Cohen August 8, 1932 - July 10, 2019

Obituary of Bonnie Gordon Cohen

Bonnie Joan Gordon Cohen, 86, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  She was born on August 8, 1932 in Canton, Ohio.  She grew up and lived in Massillon, Ohio until the end of 7th grade when she moved to Houston with her family.

Bonnie is survived by her son, David K. Cohen (Nancy), her daughter, Sara Ellen Kaiser (Hugh), and her daughter-in-law, Michelle Weiss Cohen.  She is also survived by her sister, Miriam Dolly Cohen, and her brother, Murray J. Gordon (Storrow).  Also surviving her are her brother-in-law, Melvin Cohen (Bobbi), and her sister-in-law, Madelyn Schepps.  Her grandchildren are:  Adam Kaiser and fiancée Emily, Benjamin Cohen, Annie Cohen, Matthew Kaiser, and Daniel Cohen.   She leaves behind many loving cousins and friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard S. Cohen, and her son, Samuel Gordon Cohen, as well as her parents, Herman and Leah Geller Gordon, and her grandparents, Rabbi Jacob and Sara Geller.

Bonnie and her family moved to Houston in 1945, where she attended Johnston Junior High School and graduated from San Jacinto High School.  Afterwards, she moved to Dallas and graduated college from SMU in three years.

In 1953, she married Bernie Cohen, and gave birth to Sam in 1957.  They moved back to Houston in 1958 and added two more children into the family.  Bonnie was an active member in the Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood and was an active life member of Hadassah.  Her passion was entertaining family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren.  She also loved playing bridge and was in the same Tuesday bridge group for over 45 years.

She became widowed in 1970 and hit the ground running, beginning her career in the real estate field. Later on, she met Albert Lewis, who became a constant companion of more than 30 years.

Her family is grateful for all the assistance and love Bonnie received while under the care of Seven Acres.  Donations in Bonnie’s name may be sent to Camp Young Judaea-Texas, Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services or a charity of choice.

A graveside service will be held on Friday,July 12, 2019 at 11:00 am at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery, 1037 N. Post Oak, Houston, Texas 77055


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    Abigail GOttlieb says

    So sorry to hear about your mom. My Mom RIvkah Harris really enjoyed Bonnie’s Friendship when they were both at the Medallion. She was a wonderful lady.

    Abbie Gottlieb

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