In memory of
Frances S. Kahn
Frances S. Kahn El Paso - Frances S. Kahn passed away peacefully on January 9, 2021 at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on August 15, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas to Ben A. Shanblum and Matilda Amstater Shanblum. She moved with her family to El Paso as a young teen when her father came to work for Popular Dry Goods. She attended Mesita School and El Paso High School, where she graduated salutatorian and was Football Queen, Military Queen and All EPHS Girl. Frances then attended Texas Western College where she was a cheerleader, editor of the annual, and a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. She majored in elementary education, graduating Cum Laude after three years. She married her high school sweetheart, Stuart W. Kahn, and followed him during his medical education and training all the while teaching at various school districts to support them. In 1971, they settled in El Paso where they raised a family and Stuart joined El Paso Pediatric Associates. While raising three children, Frances was very active socially and civically, and taught elementary school for a total of 18 years. She is a past president of the Carlos Rivera and Coronado High School Parent Teacher Associations. She is also a past president of the National Council of Jewish Women, an Executive Board Member of the Child Guidance Center, a board member of Temple Mt. Sinai and the El Paso Symphony Guild as well as a member of Junior League of El Paso, El Dedon Garden Club, and UTEP Womens' Auxiliary. She was proud to be a life member of Temple Mt. Sinai, where she taught Sunday school. She always enjoyed drawing and painting, knitting, gardening, tennis, golf and especially playing cards with friends and dinners with her El Paso High classmates. Frances was a devoted wife to her husband of 58 years, and her greatest joy was being a mother to three daughters and a grandmother to eight grandchildren. She was known for her warm and gracious personality and was a caretaker, confidant, and friend to so many. Frances was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. To know her was to love her, and she will forever be in our hearts. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother John H. Shanblum. She is survived by her daughters Susan Kahn Spier (Scott), Amy Kahn Gitterman (Daniel), and Elisa Kahn and her grandchildren Jack, Kyle, and Ryan Spier, Max and Claire Gitterman, Jacob and Emily Zenner, and Julia Lerer. A very special thank you to all family and friends who helped in her final days, with special thanks to Dr. Jesus Gomez, Dr. Branch Craige, Envision Hospice, and all caregivers. An immediate family graveside service will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Mt. Sinai Rabbi's Discretionary Fund or a children's charity of your choice. Frances S. Kahn falleció pacíficamente el 9 de enero del 2021 a la edad de 79 años después de una larga batalla contra el cáncer. Nació el 15 de agosto de 1941 en Fort Worth, Texas, hija de Ben A. Shanblum y Matilda Amstater Shanblum. Se mudó con su familia a El Paso de adolescente cuando su padre llegó a trabajar para Popular Dry Goods. Asistió a Mesita School y El Paso High School, donde se graduó como salutatorian y fue Football Queen, Military Queen y All EPHS Girl. Luego, Frances asistió a Texas Western College, donde fue animadora, editora del anuario y miembro de la hermandad Alpha Epsilon Phi. Se especializó en educación primaria y se graduó Cum Laude después de tres años. Se casó con su novio de la escuela secundaria, Stuart W. Kahn, y lo siguió durante su educación y capacitación médica mientras enseñaba en varios distritos escolares para apoyarlos. En 1971, se establecieron en El Paso donde formaron una familia y Stuart se unió a El Paso Pediatric Associates. Mientras criaba a tres hijos, Frances fue muy activa social y cívicamente, y enseñó en la escuela primaria durante un total de 18 años. Fue presidenta de las Asociaciones de Padres y Maestros de las Escuelas Secundarias Carlos Rivera y Coronado. También fue presidenta del Consejo Nacional de Mujeres Judías, miembro de la Junta Ejecutiva del Centro de Orientación Infantil, miembro de la junta de Temple Mt. Sinai y El Paso Symphony Guild, así como miembro de la Junior League of El Paso, El Dedon Garden Club y UTEP Women's Auxiliary. Estaba orgullosa de ser miembro vitalicio de Temple Mt. Sinai, donde enseñó la escuela dominical. Ella siempre disfrutó dibujar y pintar, tejer, jardinería, tenis, golf y especialmente jugar a las cartas con amigos y cenas con sus compañeros de El Paso High. Frances fue una esposa devota durante 58 años, y su mayor alegría fue ser madre de tres hijas y una abuela de ocho nietos. Era conocida por su personalidad cálida y amable y era una cuidadora, confidente y amiga de muchos. Frances era tan hermosa por dentro como por fuera. Conocerla era amarla, y siempre estará en nuestro corazón. Sus padres y su hermano John H. Shanblum la precedieron en muerte. Le sobreviven sus hijas: Susan Kahn Spier (Scott), Amy Kahn Gitterman (Daniel) y Elisa Kahn y sus nietos: Jack, Kyle y Ryan Spier, Max y Claire Gitterman, Jacob y Emily Zenner y Julia Lerer. Un agradecimiento muy especial a toda la familia y amigos que ayudaron en sus últimos días, con un agradecimiento especial al Dr. Jesús Gómez, al Dr. Branch Craige, Envision Hospice y todos los cuidadores. Se llevará a cabo un servicio junto a la tumba con la familia inmediata el lunes 11 de enero del 2021. Se pueden hacer donaciones conmemorativas al fondo Temple Mt. Sinai Rabbi Discretionary Fund o a una organización benéfica para niños de su elección.
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Frances S. Kahn El Paso - Frances S. Kahn passed away peacefully on January 9, 2021 at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on August 15, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas to Ben A. Shanblum and Matilda Amstater Shanblum. She moved with her family to El Paso as a young teen when her father came to work for Popular Dry Goods. She attended Mesita School and El Paso High School, where she graduated salutatorian and was Football Queen, Military Queen and All EPHS Girl. Frances then attended Texas Western College where she was a cheerleader, editor of the annual, and a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. She majored in elementary education, graduating Cum Laude after three years. She married her high school sweetheart, Stuart W. Kahn, and followed him during his medical education and training all the while teaching at various school districts to support them. In 1971, they settled in El Paso where they raised a family and Stuart joined El Paso Pediatric Associates. While raising three children, Frances was very active socially and civically, and taught elementary school for a total of 18 years. She is a past president of the Carlos Rivera and Coronado High School Parent Teacher Associations. She is also a past president of the National Council of Jewish Women, an Executive Board Member of the Child Guidance Center, a board member of Temple Mt. Sinai and the El Paso Symphony Guild as well as a member of Junior League of El Paso, El Dedon Garden Club, and UTEP Womens' Auxiliary. She was proud to be a life member of Temple Mt. Sinai, where she taught Sunday school. She always enjoyed drawing and painting, knitting, gardening, tennis, golf and especially playing cards with friends and dinners with her El Paso High classmates. Frances was a devoted wife to her husband of 58 years, and her greatest joy was being a mother to three daughters and a grandmother to eight grandchildren. She was known for her warm and gracious personality and was a caretaker, confidant, and friend to so many. Frances was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. To know her was to love her, and she will forever be in our hearts. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother John H. Shanblum. She is survived by her daughters Susan Kahn Spier (Scott), Amy Kahn Gitterman (Daniel), and Elisa Kahn and her grandchildren Jack, Kyle, and Ryan Spier, Max and Claire Gitterman, Jacob and Emily Zenner, and Julia Lerer. A very special thank you to all family and friends who helped in her final days, with special thanks to Dr. Jesus Gomez, Dr. Branch Craige, Envision Hospice, and all caregivers. An immediate family graveside service will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Mt. Sinai Rabbi's Discretionary Fund or a children's charity of your choice. Frances S. Kahn falleció pacíficamente el 9 de enero del 2021 a la edad de 79 años después de una larga batalla contra el cáncer. Nació el 15 de agosto de 1941 en Fort Worth, Texas, hija de Ben A. Shanblum y Matilda Amstater Shanblum. Se mudó con su familia a El Paso de adolescente cuando su padre llegó a trabajar para Popular Dry Goods. Asistió a Mesita School y El Paso High School, donde se graduó como salutatorian y fue Football Queen, Military Queen y All EPHS Girl. Luego, Frances asistió a Texas Western College, donde fue animadora, editora del anuario y miembro de la hermandad Alpha Epsilon Phi. Se especializó en educación primaria y se graduó Cum Laude después de tres años. Se casó con su novio de la escuela secundaria, Stuart W. Kahn, y lo siguió durante su educación y capacitación médica mientras enseñaba en varios distritos escolares para apoyarlos. En 1971, se establecieron en El Paso donde formaron una familia y Stuart se unió a El Paso Pediatric Associates. Mientras criaba a tres hijos, Frances fue muy activa social y cívicamente, y enseñó en la escuela primaria durante un total de 18 años. Fue presidenta de las Asociaciones de Padres y Maestros de las Escuelas Secundarias Carlos Rivera y Coronado. También fue presidenta del Consejo Nacional de Mujeres Judías, miembro de la Junta Ejecutiva del Centro de Orientación Infantil, miembro de la junta de Temple Mt. Sinai y El Paso Symphony Guild, así como miembro de la Junior League of El Paso, El Dedon Garden Club y UTEP Women's Auxiliary. Estaba orgullosa de ser miembro vitalicio de Temple Mt. Sinai, donde enseñó la escuela dominical. Ella siempre disfrutó dibujar y pintar, tejer, jardinería, tenis, golf y especialmente jugar a las cartas con amigos y cenas con sus compañeros de El Paso High. Frances fue una esposa devota durante 58 años, y su mayor alegría fue ser madre de tres hijas y una abuela de ocho nietos. Era conocida por su personalidad cálida y amable y era una cuidadora, confidente y amiga de muchos. Frances era tan hermosa por dentro como por fuera. Conocerla era amarla, y siempre estará en nuestro corazón. Sus padres y su hermano John H. Shanblum la precedieron en muerte. Le sobreviven sus hijas: Susan Kahn Spier (Scott), Amy Kahn Gitterman (Daniel) y Elisa Kahn y sus nietos: Jack, Kyle y Ryan Spier, Max y Claire Gitterman, Jacob y Emily Zenner y Julia Lerer. Un agradecimiento muy especial a toda la familia y amigos que ayudaron en sus últimos días, con un agradecimiento especial al Dr. Jesús Gómez, al Dr. Branch Craige, Envision Hospice y todos los cuidadores. Se llevará a cabo un servicio junto a la tumba con la familia inmediata el lunes 11 de enero del 2021. Se pueden hacer donaciones conmemorativas al fondo Temple Mt. Sinai Rabbi Discretionary Fund o a una organización benéfica para niños de su elección.
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Premium bouquet is approximately 20"H x 15"W.

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