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Rae Kaplan Cohen August 30, 1923 - June 10, 2017

Our precious mother, grandmother and great grandmother Rae Kaplan Cohen, 93, born in Sioux City, Iowa on August 30, 1923, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017. You were such a loving presence in all our lives and an inspiration to us all. You were such a strong proud woman who lived her life with dignity and compassion. At 93 years young, you left us too soon and we will miss you so much.Mom loved to bake for her family, play bridge with her friends and was a lifelong reader. She just loved life, was a fervent, lifelong Zionist and loved a good political discussion anytime – anywhere. She loved her father, Max (Gangy) Kaplan as her example and her hero. She was the foundation on which we all built our lives.
Rae was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Marvin D. Cohen, and her adoring grandson, Justin Schnurr-Cohen. She is survived by her loving children, Allan and Jan Cohen (Athens, GA), Faye and Jerry Wender (Houston, TX) and Jerry and Liora Cohen (Houston, TX), her adoring grandchildren, Molly Ann Frankel (Bruce), Aliza Wender, Joshua Wender, Jonathan Cohen (Paola) and Jennifer Cohen and her beloved great grandchildren, Max and Abby Frankel, Oriana and Moises Cohen and Presley Cohen. She also leaves behind many loving and wonderful friends. Mother, may you rest in peace.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:30am in the Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery. Rabbi Brian Stauss and Rabbi Dovid Goldstein officiating.
Donations may be made to: Justin’s Room, Chabad of West Houston Building Fund, 10101 Fondren Rd., Suite #510, Houston, TX 77096.

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