Claire Louise PEHA-Cohen
Claire Louise Peha-Cohen passed away peacefully on June 12th surrounded by her loving family. Claire loved life. She was a beautiful woman who lived her life gracefully and had a wonderful eye for style, design and fashion. As a young woman Claire was a model and later in life worked with her husband Joseph Ness Peha in the flower business. Her greatest job was as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
The daughter of Jack and Renee (Israel) Abouaf, Claire grew up in Vallejo, California surrounded by many cousins and family. She attended UC Berkeley where she studied liberal arts and music. On a trip to Seattle she was introduced to Joseph Ness Peha of Ness Flowers and soon the two were married and living in Seattle.
Preceded in death by her first love and husband of 42 years Joseph Ness Peha, loving husband of 15 years Ruben S. Cohen, and son Joseph Ness (Jay) Peha.
Survived by her daughters, Dianne Silverstein, Renee Moore (husband Tom Moore), Jamie Peha (husband Benson Grinspan), grandchildren Garron Moore (wife Sarah Moore), Merilee Brandt (husband Michael Brandt), Andrea Moore and Jason Peha (wife Kara Peha), great- grandchildren Hartley, Jacob and Neesa. She leaves behind her sister Rita Arony and brother Henry Abouaf (wife Sandy Abouaf).
Special acknowledgement to her companion Marvin Apple who celebrated life with her for the past 5 years and to her loving caregiver Zewdie who stood by her side.
Service was held Sunday June 15, 2014 @ 10:00am at Evergreen Washelli.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 13 to June 15, 2014