I will never forget how kind Lois and Harding were to me when I first came to Houston! I met Lois as she audited an African art class at Rice. When I had surgery, they let me recover at their home. Lois was such an elegant, stylish, intelligent and kind lady! I will never forget her! Nancy Kaplan Bradley
Lois Rauch Frankel, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 24, 2022. Lois was born on March 21,1929 in New York City and moved to Lawrence, Long Island as a young girl with her parents Darcy and Albert Rauch and her beloved sister Renee. She attended Lawrence High School and soon after starting Wellesley College, she met Harding, her husband of 62 years and moved to Houston with him where he joined his family's business.
Lois loved Houston where she met many lifelong friends. She was involved in many charitable and civic causes and happily attended nearly any cultural event. She loved and supported the SPA, the Houston Grand Opera, and the director of the Houston Ballet presented her with ballet shoes to commemorate her long involvement. She was a voracious reader and loved education, taking classes and courses in various subjects throughout her life at Rice University and the Women's Institute.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Darcy and Albert Rauch, her Husband Harding, and her brother-in-law, Burton Block. She loved her family and took great pride in and is survived by her sons Richard Frankel, Douglas Frankel and his husband Greg Hagopian and Jim Frankel along with his wife Carol who Lois considered her daughter. She will be missed by her Grandchildren Kevin Frankel (Kristina), Scott Frankel (Dara), Leslie Wiener (Gary), and Lisa Lee (Evan). Lois's ten Great-Grandchildren, whom she adored, Ivy, Millie, and Simon Frankel, Will, Hunter and Cooper Frankel, Hannah and Bailey Wiener, and Henry and Maddie Lee will remember her fondly. Lois also cherished her beloved sister Renee Block, her niece Laurie Block and her nephews Ken (Rebecca) and Peter Block.
A private graveside service will be held at Beth Israel Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 N. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096. Those wishing to view the service remotely via Live Stream please use the following link: https://www.beth-israel.org/news-events-upcoming-events/livestreaming/
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Lois Frankel to the Houston Methodist Immunology Center, PO box 4384, Houston Texas 77210, Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 South Braeswood, Houston, 77096, or to the charity of your choice.
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