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Jaffe, Dovie L.

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August 29, 1926 - August 3, 2011

Jaffe, Dovie L.

Dovie Lapidus Jaffe died after a brief illness at Baylor University Hospital on August 3, 2011. She was born on August 29, 1926 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from The University of Texas in 1948, where she was an active member of the collegiate community and a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas, where she later met and married Irvin Jay Jaffe, who preceded her in death in 2006. Dovie possessed a beautiful inner and outer countenance, and she was a loyal and devoted friend to many. She volunteered countless hours of service to numerous organizations, including the Women’s Council of Dallas County; The Dallas Stew Pot; National Council of Jewish Women; American Jewish Committee; Dallas Symphony Orchestra League; and the Dallas Museum of Art. She served two terms on the Dallas City Parks Board; was Chairman of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Welfare Federation; active in the United Jewish Appeal; and served on the Board of Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood and was active with Jewish Family Services, Dallas Chapter; and Brandeis University Women’s Committee. She is survived by her two daughters Barbara Jaffe (Tom Woodbury), New York City, and Madelon Gryll (husband Chuck), Wilmette, Illinois; grandsons Brian Gryll (Jami) and Matthew Gryll; a great grandson Dylan Jacob Gryll; as well as many nieces and nephews. Private graveside services will be held Friday, August 5, 2011, at 9:15 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. in the David Lefkowitz Chapel at Temple Emanu-El (8500 Hillcrest Road). A reception will follow. Honorary pallbearers are Chuck Gryll, Brian Gryll, Matthew Gryll, Tom Woodbury, Douglas Lapidus, Carl Beren, and Dr. Zeck Lieberman. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book and/or send private condolences to the family at

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