Carol Lobman Hart, age 90, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Montgomery, AL, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2015. She was an integral part of her community and a friend to everyone she met.
A 1946 graduate of Wellesley College, she returned to Montgomery with her husband Van when he joined her family's business, Steiner-Lobman Wholesale Dry Goods. She was a Life Member of National Council of Jewish Women and former president of the Montgomery chapter, a Life Member and former Board Member of the Southeast Alabama Girl Scout Council, a former President of the Sisterhood of Temple Beth-Or of Montgomery, member of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, Mother's Circle of Montgomery, and the Needlework Guild, Montgomery, AL.
Carol loved entertaining, attending cultural events, reading, needlework, making pickles and preserves, traveling, and visiting with her family and friends. She was a treasured confidant of many, including her children, grandchildren and friends of her children and grandchildren. She was open-minded, curious, and generous with her time and energy, her spirit, and her resources. She loved and was deeply loved by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She was in her later years as graceful about aging and dying as she was about living. She continues to be a role model for us all. She will be missed for her generosity of spirit, her insight, and her loving, forthright personality.
She is survived by her daughters, Michal Hillman (Jack) and Alice Wertheim (Brian), both of Atlanta; sons, Julian Hart (Gail) of Burke, VA and Van E. Hart, Jr. (Jeri) of San Francisco, CA; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; her brother-and-sister-in-law, Ellis and Reva Hart of Winona, MS; and multiple nieces and nephews and their families.
She was blessed to have dedicated and loyal caregivers in Melissa Williams, Tanya Thomas, Tabitha Brown, Shirley, and Cora, with special thanks to the caregivers at The Piedmont and the Weinstein Hospice for their role in helping Carol at the end of her life. An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carol's memory can be made c/o Carol L. Hart Fund, Temple Beth-Or, 2246 Narrow Lane Rd., Montgomery, AL 36106; or c/o Van E. Hart Memorial Fund, Jewish Children's Regional Service, 3500 N Causeway Blvd # 1120, Metairie, LA 70002; or to a charity of one's choice .
Graveside services will be held 12:30 PM Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, AL, with Rabbi Elliot Stevens officiating. A 2:00 PM memorial service will follow at Temple Beth-Or. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Feb. 5, 2015.