Sharla Ruth (Aaron) Wertheimer

Sharla Ruth (Aaron) Wertheimer passed away at the age of 87. Sharla was the wife of the late Henry Wertheimer and sister of the late Marjorie Kaminsky. She is survived by her brother Stuart Aaron and sister-in-law Barbara, brother-in-law Harold Kleinman, children Kim Wertheimer, Jane Solimani, Stephen and Gabrielle Wertheimer, Miles and Mindy Wertheimer, and her 10 grandchildren, Ellie (Peter), Leon (Kristin), Robert, Monica, Max, Sam, Katy, Holli, Jaclyn, Lulu, and her great-grand daughter Ariella and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sharla was born and raised in Dallas, TX (Highland Park), by parents Leon and Etta Aaron. She graduated from Highland Park High School and went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin where she met her beloved Henry. He was teaching pharmacy classes and waiting tables at the SRD House where Sharla lived. In September 1952, they married in Dallas and started their life together in Oklahoma City where Henry completed his service in the United States Air Force. Their next move was to Houston, Texas in 1953, with their first-born son, Kim. There, they had their daughter Jane and sons Stephen and Miles, before moving to Rosenberg, Texas in 1962 to own and operate the Schaffer Pharmacy.

Sharla was President of the Ft. Bend Chapter of Hadassah for over 25 years. She was an active member of the Women’s Club of Rosenberg. Sharla was also involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, Planned Parenthood, and numerous other organizations. She devoted 30 years of her life as a regular volunteer at Seven Acres Jewish Geriatric Center, where she was honored as one of the recipients of the 2008 Houston’s Mayor Volunteers of the Year. Sharla and Henry moved back to Houston in 1990 where she continued her path of philanthropy.

After the passing of her husband in 2003, she continued her volunteer work until 2012, when she was diagnosed with early signs of Dementia. She returned to Seven Acres, as a resident, in August 2016 where she spent the remainder of her life.

The family is extremely grateful for the excellent care she received from her caregivers Maria Marquez, Myrtle Reid, Olivia Herrera, Lawanda Ferguson, and Bertha Funes and the staff at Seven Acres.

A private funeral was held at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak, officiated by Rabbi Danny Horwitz.

Donations in Sharla’s memory may be made to Camp Young Judaea (Wimberly,Texas)  or the charity of your choice.


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