Intermountain Jewish News

Aug 31st


Libby Rosen

Libby Rosen

Elizabeth “Libby” Rosen, an adored matriarch of Denver Jewry, passed away July 18, 2015, in Denver. She was 94. Rabbi Avraham Mintz of Lone Tree Chabad and Rabbi Steven Rubenstein of Shalom Cares officiated at the July 20 service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

“Today is the first event that I have been to in my 65 years that my mother didn’t tell me where to sit,” son Marc Rosen said at the service.


Lillie Katz

Lillie KatzLillie Katz, a native Denverite and lifelong resident, passed away Aug. 9, 2015, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Kaye officiated at the Aug. 12 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Mom loved helping others,” her children said. Mrs. Katz was born May 24, 1918, in Denver. She graduated from North High School.

Aileen Leben

Aileen LebenAileen Leben, cherished wife of Theodore Leben for 62 years, passed away July 30, 2015, in Texas. Services were held Aug. 21 in the sanctuary of Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin, Texas. Mrs. Leben was born June 20, 1922, in Mulvane, Kansas, to Ruby and Geoffrey Boucher. She was a proud descendent of Daniel Boone. She grew up on a farm and survived the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.

Joyce Zeff, humanitarian, philanthropist

Joyce Zeff, humanitarian, philanthropistJOYCE ZEFF, an unpretentious, humble woman whose financial gifts to Denver’s Jewish community will sustain it for many years to come, passed away Aug. 5, 2015. She was 84. Diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in September, her dedication to organizations and individuals alike never faltered. Mrs. Zeff gave an unprecedented $5 million total endowment gift to IST ($3 million), JEWISHcolorado ($1 million) and Jewish Family Service ($1 million) in January, 2015....

Philip Mobell

Philip MobellPhilip Mobell, a Denver resident who also resided in Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away July 24, 2015, in Scottsdale. He was 90. Rabbis Bruce Dollin and Joe Black officiated at the July 27 service at the HEA. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Phil was a devoted husband to Arlene for 67 years,” his loved ones said. “And he was fiercely devoted to his family. “His positive attitude and desire to live enabled him to battle numerous health challenges. He is an example to all of us to ne...
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