Dorothy Schwartzberg Rosenfeld is honored by family and friends for a long and active adventuresome life.
Dorothy was born April 1, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021 in Conroe, Texas. She was an active community member in Shreveport until she moved in 2007 to be near her daughters, first to Florida, then California, and finally Conroe, Texas. She appreciated the arts and was a museum docent and regular attendee and supporter of theater, dance, and musical events in the community and region. Dorothy and her late husband, Bernard, were married 72 years after meeting in 1946 the day after he returned from World War II. They owned Southern Gifts and Fashion in Uptown Shopping Center from 1966 to 1984.
Dorothy was known for her sharp mind and skill at bridge, approaching a Silver Life Master status. She had a keen ability with numbers and was active in initiating and organizing clubs, events, and organizations. She was a leader in the Jewish community, serving as president of the Sisterhood while Bernard was president of Agudath Achim Synagogue.
Dorothy loved Louisiana food and celebrations, especially Mardi Gras and the Red River Revel. Her wit, humor, and love of fun kept her actively entertaining family and friends. She was a C.E. Byrd High School graduate and attended Washington University in St. Louis to study art, later returning to Centenary College of Louisiana. A life-long love of learning found her sitting in classes at Louisiana State University and other educational programs. She and Bernard loved to travel and navigated across oceans on many cruises and international tours.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bernard, from Lithuania, in March 2018 in Conroe, Texas, at age 95; her parents; Joseph and Hazel Schwartzberg, long-term residents of Shreveport; and brother, Stanley, who passed at age 21.
Dorothy is survived by four daughters, Diane Kramer in Pittsburgh, PA, Tina Gross in Seattle, WA, Nancy Rosenfeld in Maui, Hawaii, and Shelley Rosenfeld in Alameda, CA.; six grandsons, Scott, Sean, and Jared Kramer, Joshua and Jonathan Gross, and Ryan Daly; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Dorothy's never-ending curiosity and candor will be missed. She taught many, including her daughters, how to be playful and discover new experiences while also being a "go-to" source for world-news.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Agudath Achim Synagogue, 9401 Village Green Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana, with Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein officiating. Interment will follow at Agudath Achim Cemetery, the corner of Walnut and Yale Streets, Shreveport, Louisiana.