Obituaries: Lora Stern Coleman

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Lora Stern Coleman, age 88, passed away peacefully at home from complications from Alzheimer’s on December 9, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dean; parents, Hedwig and Arnold Stern; and brother, Henry Stern, of blessed memory. She is survived by her daughters, Julie (Rick) Golsen, and Linda (Mark) Epstein; grandchildren, Alan (Sarah) Golsen, Mindi (Howard) Friedman, Jason (Emily) Epstein, and Rachel (Ryan) Neal; and great grandchildren, Michael, Mia, Hattie, Lila, Everly and Silas. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Ginger Stern, J Stern, Steve (Susanne) Coleman, and Susan Bass. Lora was born in Germany and came to the United States with her family and settled in Opelika, Alabama in 1936, right before World War II. Less than a year after meeting the love of her life, Dean, they married and moved to Atlanta. Throughout their 64 years of marriage, Lora taught school, volunteered as a pink lady at Northside Hospital, predicted the gender of hundreds of babies (with 75% accuracy), and was a substitute teacher at Riverwood High School. She always had a soft spot for young children and the elderly, and was known fondly for telling jokes. She never met a stranger and everyone that knew her loved her. Our family will be forever grateful for our wonderful caregivers: Freda Calhoun, Donna Murray, Diane Brown, Talitha Drake, Tanya Harris, and Keisha Boyd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. A graveside service was held December 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Crest Lawn Memorial Park. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com. Arrangements made by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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