Lea Weingart, a Denver native and lifelong resident, passed away Feb. 13, 2009, one day before her 97th birthday, in Denver.
Rabbi David Zucker and her son Mel Weingart officiated at the Feb. 16 graveside service at Golden Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Feldman Mortuary.
She was a very bright woman who helped her children and their friends with their homework regardless of the subject, the family said. She also solved the most difficult word puzzles in a short period of time.
Mrs. Weingart was born Feb. 14, 1912 and graduated from North High at age 16.
She married Jake Weingart on June 22, 1933, in Raton, NM. Mr. Weingart passed away Dec. 2, 1990.
Mrs. Weingart worked as a secretary until her children were born. In 1967, she started working for the State of Colorado in the sales tax department.
After her retirement in 1977, she moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she worked with her son Mel in his restaurant and later at his club.
She moved back to Denver in 1990.
Mrs. Weingart is survived by her children Mel (Sandy) Weingart, Benita (Harvey) Newman and Roslyn (Austin) Denson; grandchildren Lon Weingart (John Mooney), Daniel (Amy) Weingart, Robin Qualls, Tracy Denson, Austin R. Denson, Steven Weingart; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her children Steven and Jane Dorothy Weingart.
Contributions may be made to Shalom Park or Macular Degeneration, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871.