Lenore B Fenberg

May 20, 1923January 13, 2018

Lenore Fenberg, born on May 20, 1923, in Brooklyn, New York, to Harry and Lottie Berkowitz, passed away on January 11, 2018, in Houston, Texas, her home since 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morton Fenberg, by her parents and brother, Kenneth Berk, and by her in-laws Eleanor and Bennett Fenberg, Shirley Barish, June Berk, L. B. and Marilyn Fenberg and Rhoda and Fred Krauss. She leaves behind her children Jay and Carole Fenberg and Steven Fenberg and Harry De Jonge, and her brother-in-law Marvin Barish and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Lenore Fenberg was a superb salesperson and loved helping customers at Nolen Jewelry Company—the family’s business—and later at the Sterling Armadillo and, while in her 80s, at Talbot’s. She was an active volunteer, was a past-president Congregation Emanu El’s Sisterhood and was one of the first women to serve on the congregation’s executive board. She volunteered at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and University Place nursing home and served as a liaison between residents in area nursing homes and the state agency that oversees them. Lenore enjoyed mah jong, world travel, a good book, newspapers, dining out, a daily scotch and soda and for many years, fishing and fun at Bridge Harbor Marina, which her husband developed as a principal partner. The family will be forever grateful for the years of devoted care provided by Drs. Uday Doctor, Kenneth Horwitz, Ming Jih and Paul Salmonsen and most particularly by Dr. Jeffrey Steinbauer at Baylor College of Medicine and by Delicia Frank and Shirley Frank and the Frank Home Care staff, and most recently by Houston Methodist and Houston Hospice. Services will be held at Emanu El Memorial Park, 8341 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas, 77074, on January 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Rabbi Roy Walter officiating. Instead of flowers, please make a donation in Lenore’s memory to the charity of your choice or to Congregation Emanu El’s Barish Teacher Enrichment Fund, 1500 Sunset Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77005.


  • Graveside Service Monday, January 15, 2018

Lenore B Fenberg

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Paula and Ren Weedon

January 29, 2018

Lenore was a dear friend and neighbor. We always enjoyed our time with her. She brought a smile to our faces with her wonderful sense of humor. We will miss her. Condolences to Steven, Jay and Carol and other family members. She is remembered with great love and affection.

Susan Kessler Rachlin

January 15, 2018

Dear Steven, Jay, and Carol,
My thoughts are with you today. I was so sad to read of your mom's passing. Gary and I are in LA, and so we will have to miss her funeral, which sure doesn't seem right after all the supper club funerals we've attended together, Steven. I certainly would like to be there for hers. I will always remember Lenore with a twinkle in her eye, a smiling chuckle, and a drink in her hand. She and Morton were always two of my parents' most fun friends.


Barbara Beckman

January 14, 2018

Lenore was always kind and a lot of fun. I looked up to her as a woman professional long before women were in the workforce on a regular basis. Chinese food on Sundays with the Fenbergs was a family highlight.
May she Rest In Peace.
Love to Steven and Jay. Barbara

January 14, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Fenberg family in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give your family peace and strength to endure this most difficult time, as you continue to reflect on cherished memories of Lenore. Psalms 29:11