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FLORENCE KOHL LOEB died on January 14, 2016 at 101 years of age.
She was born October 7, 1914 in New York City to Philip and Sara (Dienstag) Kohl. She met her future husband Walter, the love of her life, while on a vacation at Grossinger's Resort in the Catskills. They both worked at Macy's in Manhattan but had not met until the resort vacation. They were married in 1938 and had a wonderful life together for 62 years until Walter's death in 2000. After moving to Houston in 1952, she worked at Foley's, quickly becoming a buyer, and later worked for Craig's. Travelling all over the world was their passion. They especially enjoyed cruising on freighters including their honeymoon trip to Mexico on a banana freighter.

When Walter was nicknamed "Poobah" due to his love of Gilbert & Sullivan music, Florence became "Moobah", the name by which she was affectionately known for the rest of her life.

In addition to their love of family and travel, Florence and Walter contributed much to the community, both by volunteering and by substantially funding facilities for the indigent and elderly citizens of Houston. They also established a college scholarship fund in memory of their late son Douglas.

Following Walter's death, Florence continued living in the same house they had built in 1952 until being forced to leave by Tropical Storm Allison in June, 2001. At that time she relocated to the Hampton Post Oak (now Brookdale Galleria) where she lived in her Independent Living apartment with a few short "detours" to Assisted Living. While at the Hampton she enjoyed many activities including playing Jeopardy, crossword puzzles and Trivia. Above all, she loved her family and was adored and loved in return.

Florence was pre-deceased by husband Walter, son Douglas George and brother Bert Kohl.
She is survived by sons Michael (wife Eva) and Jonathan, grandchildren Jay Loeb (wife April), Julie Loeb Sacks (husband Steve) and Sara Loeb and great-grandchildren Mary and David Maxwell (Max) Loeb and Ryan, Jacob and Maya Sacks. Also surviving Florence are her nephews Stewart Kohl and Philip Kohl.
The family expresses special thanks to her caregivers/companions Wendy, Mayra and Erika who became like family to Moobah. Thanks also to the staff of Brookdale Galleria for their care and to all the residents who were her friends for the last 15 years.

A memorial service honoring Florence will be held on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3pm in the Multi-Purpose Room (2nd floor) of The Hampton/Brookdale Galleria. A private burial service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers her family suggests donations to the Jewish Children's Regional Service (Douglas Loeb Scholarship Fund), PO Box 7368, Metairie, LA 70010 or Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, 6200 North Braeswood, Houston, TX 77074 or a charity of your choice.


Arrangements under the direction of Levy Funeral Directors, Bellaire, TX.