Longtime Denver resident Ellen Bregman passed away on September 10, 2022, at the age of 91. A service was held on September 13 at Mount Sinai Jewish Cemetery in Cheyenne, Wyo., officiated by Rabbi Moshe Halfon. Arrangements were made by Feldman Mortuary in Denver and Schrader, Aragon & Jacoby Funeral Home in Cheyenne.
A native of Toronto, Canada, Ellen Druckman was pursuing careers as both an actress and kindergarten teacher when she met Aaron Bregman, the man family calls “a 6’4” Jewish cowboy who played basketball and sold saddles.” Mr. and Mrs. Bregman were married in August, 1953, and lived in Cheyenne until 1966, when they moved to Denver.
Mrs. Bregman was a popular and well-loved volunteer and teacher. She was a longtime member of The National Council of Jewish Women, and was a docent at the Denver Art Museum. She developed Image Systems, a business to assist people develop their own style, and she also taught at Emily Griffith Technical College, teaching image development skills for students seeking employment.
While the family lived in Denver, Mrs. Bregman kept her Cheyenne connections and was involved with the
League of Women Voters. She was a Sunday school teacher at Mt. Sinai Congregation.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bregman were longtime members of Jewish chavurah study groups.
“She did what she always did,” Mrs. Bregman’s family said, “take advantage of every opportunity to learn new things, contribute all that she could, make new friends, and enjoy everything to the utmost.”
Survivors include Mrs. Bregman’s husband Aaron; children Judith (Hank) Bregman and David Bregman, grandchildren Nicholas Bernard and Dylan Robert Bregman; and her brother Paul (Sandy) Druckman.
Contributions can be made to the Anti-Defamation League and The Denver Hospice.
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