Funeral services for Ida Libert Uchill, accomplished Denver Jewish author-historian and educator, took place Feb. 16, 2014 at Kol Shalom synagogue in Rockville, Md. Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman of Kol Shalom and Rabbi Clifford B. Miller, her son-in-law, officiated at services for Ms. Uchill who passed away Feb. 14 in Bethesda, Md.
Interment was at Garden of Remembrance (Gan Hazikaron) Cemetery in Clarksburg, Md.
Ms. Uchill was born Dec.10, 1917 on a farm just outside Denver, in Edgewater, to Fannie Pepper Libert and Paul Libert, who respectively immigrated from Poland and Ukraine. She spent the first 85 years of her life in Colorado and moved east after the death of her husband of 60 years, Sam Uchill, to be near her daughters and family.