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10.28.16 Issue

Florence Davidson Brody passed away on Oct. 19 at age 95. Services were held Oct. 23 at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, IA.

She preceded in death by husband Jack I. Brody, parents Bessie and Harry Davidson, brothers Marvin and Arnold Davidson and sister Maxine Greenblatt.

She is survived by sister, Louise Davidson Weiss, Escondido, CA.; daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Howard Goldstein of Omaha; Connie and Ted O’Connor of Irvine, CA; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis Brody and Ruth Daniels of Sherman Oaks, CA; Dr. Larry Greenblatt and Norma Ferchaud of Bellevue, WA; grandchildren: Baruch and Ariela HaLevi of Eschar, Israel; Rebecca Rosen Hageseth and Christian Hageseth of Denver, CO; Lanie Sterling of Las Vegas, NV; Scott Slutzky and Allison Stone of Los Angeles; Zachary Perelman of Denver; Mitchell Greenblatt of Bellevue, WA; Makenzie Greenblatt of Seattle, WA; great-grandchildren: Yuda, Maya, Shoshie and Aviv HaLevi of Israel; Jakob and Sam Rosen and Haven Rose Hageseth of Denver, CO; step-grandchildren Hannah, Harper and Hadley Hageseth, Denver, CO.

Born in Des Moines, she attended Roosevelt High School and the University of Iowa. Member of Sigma Delta Tau. She moved to California in 1953, relocating to Omaha in 1990. Active member of World ORT, Los Angeles chapter, and dedicated volunteer for Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Florence worked in the Beverly Hills, CA fashion industry throughout the 70’s and 80’s. Since the 90’s, she was an active volunteer in Omaha’s Jewish Community, raising funds for the Annual Jewish Federation Campaign. She received Jewish Senior Services Volunteer of the Year award. She was a source of inspiration and light to everyone who knew her and a relevant inspiration of positive living and giving back to the world for all generations. She will be deeply missed by her adoring family and many friends.

Memorials may be made to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, 323 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68154.