Mildred Cohen


Mildred (Millie) Cohen, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2013, after more than a decade long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born to Joseph and Joya Israel on June 22, 1926 in Portland, Or. She grew up in Los Angeles, Ca. where she met her husband, Ralph Cohen. They married in 1948, and made Seattle their permanent residence. She was happily married for 33 years, and she gave birth to three children. She and her family were lifelong members of the Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seward Park.

Millie is survived by her sons, Philip Cohen and Joseph Cohen, her daughter Joyce Angel, son-in law Bradley Angel, and her grandson, Robert Walker Cohen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph S. Cohen, and her brothers, Sam Israel and Sol Israel.

Millie had a warm and sunny personality, and a joyful appreciation and enthusiasm for life. She loved cooking traditional meals for her family and friends during the Jewish Holidays, and she was known for her famous Banana Cream Pie and Charoset. She was a kind and loving mother and friend, always ready to help those in need, with humility, grace and compassion, assisting in whatever way she could behind the scenes to make someone's life a little easier.

She worked as a teller and Operations Officer for First Interstate Bank, currently Wells Fargo, for 28 years. She enjoyed being with people and took a genuine interest in the lives and well-being of everyone around her. She was an inspiration and a guiding force in the lives of her children and all who knew her. She will be forever missed and forever remembered as a wonderful, generous and caring wife, mother, and grandmother.

Donations in Mildred's name can be made to the Carolyn Kline Galland Home at 7500 Seward Park Ave. S. Seattle, Wa. 98118.

Published in The Seattle Times on June 2, 2013

Eulogies were given by her daughter Joyce and Rabbi Frank Varon.
Daughter Joyce Rabbi Frank Varon