Ida Schwarz, Doris Small’s sister, died in her sleep last night at home here in Colorado. Ida was 92 years old and, in Doris’s words, was more like a mother than a sister to Doris through those terrible years in Germany and England. Ida was born in Berlin on May 10th 1921 and is survived by two daughters Helen and Marjorie, two grand children Rachel and Daniel, her niece Miriam and family and, of course, her beloved sister Doris.
There will be a graveside funeral at 1 pm Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery on Kalmia Avenue.
There will be very few family members there and it would be wonderful to have some support from the community for Doris and to make sure that we have a minyan. I do not think that there will be any formal shiva, but I think it would be very comforting to Doris to have people arrange to visit her and be with her in the coming days.
May Ida’s soul rest in peace and strength and comfort to Doris and all the other mourners.