Obituary of Elaine Aarons
Elaine “Lainie” Bloom Aarons of Aurora, Colorado (aka “Yaya” to her grandchildren) June 25th, 1923 - January 21st, 2020. Elaine was born in Tucson, Arizona to David and Clara Bloom. She had three older brothers: Herb, Dave, and Ted; and one older sister: Therese, (all previous deceased). Her grandmother, Therese Marx Ferrin, was known as “The Angel of Tucson” and helped found the Tucson Temple Emanuel in their living room. This culture of giving back to community set up the framework for Elaine’s home childhood experience. She grew up in Tucson, where she enjoyed a close relationship with her Aunt Hattie and often spent summers at “Kitty Krest”, the family cabin on Mount Lemmon. She graduated with a B.A. in Business from the University of Arizona. At the age of 22 she married to M. David Aarons, who resided in Denver, Colorado. After moving to Denver to be with David, Elaine continued her religious commitment to Temple Emanuel in Denver, delivering flowers to the ill, homebound, and families of the deceased. With Elaine’s help, Dave continued and expanded the family business at Aarons Stationary Company until retirement. As retirement approached, Dave and Elaine decided to spend winters back in Tucson. After Dave’s death in 1986, Elaine continued wintering in Tucson for another 30 years. Elaine loved knitting sweaters and afghans for her family. She also loved sports. She was an avid golfer, loved hiking and tennis and watching her favorite teams, the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. She believed strongly in giving back, and volunteered at the Assistance League of Denver for years. Like her grandmother and mother before her, Elaine was an inspiration to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was devoted to family, independent and adventurous, dedicated to her community and deeply sentimental. She kept boxes and boxes of the things that mattered most to her - remembrances of those she loved. May the family bonds she forged never break. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, David W. and Clara F. Bloom; and her siblings, Herb, Therese, Dave, and Ted. She is survived by her children: Harold W. Aarons of Westminster, Colorado; Dr. Ralph D. (Elizabeth) Aarons of Zionsville, Indiana; and Susan S. Neith of La Grande, Oregon; and by 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Please make contributions to Temple Emanuel flower fund, Temple Emanuel Rabbis Discretionary Fund or Assistance League of Denver.