Sophia Bender
Sophia Bender
Get Notifications:
Get Notifications:

Sophia Wertheimer Bender was born on August 20th, 1927, died on May 14th, 2018. She was born and raised  in Houston, Texas, where she lived most of her life. Sophia was a graduate of Newcombe College, where she met her soul mate and husband of 56 years, Jack Bender. Through her philanthropic efforts, Sophia was an extraordinary advocate for her community, where she served on many boards including, Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood, United Jewish Campaign, Jewish Family Service, and a Lifetime Member of Hadassah. Her great passion in life was the Anti - Defamation League, where she served as Board Chair and National Commissioner.
 
Sophia is survived by her children, Sherry and Ken Levy, Susan and Scott Bender and Lisa and Joel  Bender, grandchildren Oliver Levy, Flauren and Jason Bender, Liz and Steven Bender, Eric Bender, Geoffrey, Melissa and Brooke Bender, great grandchildren, Jack, Leo and Sally Bender, Max and Rose Bender, sister and brother in-law Ruth and Harold Kleinman, sister in-law Sharla Wertheimer and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Sophia's caregivers, Pat Coleman, Pat Pruitt, Edna (Annie) Mitchell, Gail, and Patrice Thompson.




In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anti - Defamation League in honor of Sophia Bender.
 

Services

Service

TBA
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm, Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery, 1037 North Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas 77055.

Directions sent!

Email Directions

Enter an email address below.
Please separate multiple emails with a coma.

Text Directions

Enter a mobile number below

 
 

There are no tributes yet.

We encourage you to show your support by adding a tribute above:

  • Share your favorite memory of Sophia
  • Offer your condolences to the family
  • Light a virtual candle

Videos

Photos

Add a photo
Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Find Us On Facebook
Plan Ahead
Free Grief Support

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Sophia Bender

Add to Your Calendar

Sophia Bender

Obit Checkin

Get Obituary Notifications

We will notify you soon.

Grief Support

Sophia Bender

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Get SMS Notifications

You will receive a notification text whenever there's an update to this obituary.

Thank you for sharing!

Contact Us Today

Complete the contact form or call one of our locations. We are here to serve you.

Dallas Area
1611 North Central Expy
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 424-1141

Houston Area
5455 Dashwood St Ste 700
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 666-0257

Jewish Heritage… Jewish Traditions… Jewish-owned and operated

Contact Us

Dallas: 972-424-1141

Houston: 713-666-0257

Pre-Planning Seminars

Join us for a pre-planning seminar to learn more about our services and planning for the future.

Please visit www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov for additional information.
Scroll to Top