Betty Jaffe

Betty Jaffe

1936 - 2023

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Obituary of Betty Jaffe

Betty Rae (Kark) Jaffe, 86, passed away in her home in Denver, Colorado on March 21, 2023.
Betty was born in Pueblo, Colorado on May 7, 1936 in Pueblo, Colorado, to Hyman and Rose (Borinsky) Kark. She attended Centennial High School in Pueblo.  Betty went to the University of Colorado where she met Leon Jaffe in her first month there.  They were married a little over a year later on December 31, 1955. They spent the first years of their marriage in Fort Carson and then in Germany where Leon was stationed in the army. After that, they moved to Pueblo for many years before moving to Denver.
Betty was an active member of the National Council of Jewish Women.  She took part in their Children’s Traveling Theater playing many roles like the Cowardly Lion, the White Rabbit and Tweedle Dee and Dumb, to name a few. She was also in a play, Hotel Baltimore, at Bonfil’s Theater and was an extra in the movie Die Hard.
Betty enjoyed many activities including painting, traveling, reading, theater, music, dancing and especially spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Leon Jaffe, her daughter, Cindy (Joe Ortiz) Yabrove, her son, David (Tracy) Jaffe, as well as her grandchildren, Hannah (Brian Rosner) Yabrove, Zoe Yabrove, Jessie (Ryan Flageolle) Jaffe, Zach Jaffe, and great-grandchildren, Eddie and Dylan Rosner.  She is also survived by her daughter, Jody Jaffe (Gary Knoller) and her son, Allen Jaffe and their children, Abra Lipsitz, Sarah (Ben) Flicker, Max Lipsitz, Aubrey DeClercq, Ward Jaffe, Dustyn Jaffe and great-grandchildren, Naomi, Summer, Logan and Taya.

Graveside Service, Sunday, 3/26/23, 12noon at Emanuel Cemetery. Livestream available on Feldman Mortuary's YouTube Channel by following this link at the time of the service-

Contributions to JCC Ranch Camp or the John Hand Theater


Service Information

12:00 pm
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Emanuel Cemetery
430 S. Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado, United States


Sunday, March 26, 2023, following the burial at the Candlewyck Condominiums Clubhouse- 7865 East Mississippi Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80247 Gate code: #1683 RESIDENT'S SIDE Door code: 1638#