Miriam Hope GOLDFARB
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Miriam Hope GOLDFARB
  • December 22, 1927 - November 17, 2017
  • El Paso, Texas

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Miriam Kahn Goldfarb (Mimi) died peacefully on November 17, 2017. Mimi was born in El Paso, Texas on December 22, 1927 to Ida and Simon Kahn. She was a proud graduate of Dudley Elementary and El Paso High School, where she excelled in her lifelong passion of tennis. Mimi then proceeded to earn her B.A. degree in History at the University of Texas at Austin. After taking some graduate courses at Columbia University she returned to her hometown to teach physical education in the El Paso Independent School District.
While working her sister in law Shirley Goldfarb introduced her to the love of her life Bill Goldfarb. After a whirlwind courtship they were married in El Paso on August 26, 1951. Together they had raised four children, Allan, Pam, Cathy and Tommy. Over the years, the family expanded with 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Throughout her life Mimi was active in a wide number of organizations, including Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, Congregation B'Nai Zion Sisterhood, El Paso Tennis Club Board of Directors, and more PTA organizations than can be counted.
To those who knew her Mimi possessed a competitive and good natured spirit. Lifelong friendships were formed and nurtured at the El Paso Tennis Club. She was always the first to try something new, and made every event fun. She had an infectious and distinctive laugh. Her home was open to everyone. Her devotion to her family was the central force of her life. She was a wonderful and caring daughter to her parents, and a supportive and loving sister to her brothers and their respective families.
Mimi was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brothers Abraham, Isadore and Louis, and their respective wives, Dodie, Ruthie, and Madeline. She is survived by Allan and Amy, Pam Goldfarb Fenenbock, Cathy and Tommy and Cyd Goldfarb. Her grandchildren, Shelley Rose, Judith (Ryan) Jacobson, Aaron (Rebecca) Goldfarb, Lauren and Elysa Fenenbock, Maddie, Sam and Kyle Goldfarb, loved and adored her. Her great-grandchildren Margot Helen and Olivia Arden brought great joy to Mimi.
The family is deeply grateful for the dedication and love provided by her wonderful caregivers, Kika Ramirez, Dina Garcia, Maria Soriano and Bertha Martinez.
Funeral services will be held at B'nai Zion Cemetery on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00pm. Rabbis Stephen Leon and Ben Zeidman will officiate.
Arrangements under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, El Paso, TX.