January 18, 1951 – June 7, 2021
Nava "Mamoosh" Iffergan passed away on June 7, 2021 in Sugar Land, Texas, surrounded by her husband of 49 years and her loving family.
Nava Iffergan was born on January 18, 1951 in Tel Aviv, Israel to Avigdor and Hedva Weissfeld. In 1970, while serving in the Israeli Defense Force, she met the love of her life, David, and on December 6, 1972 they were married in Tel Aviv.
A loving and deeply beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her husband, David; their three children, Eyal (and his wife Cathy) of San Antonio, Yael and Talia, both of Houston; and two granddaughters, Noa and Kelsey; her mother Hedva and brother Moti (Sadeh) . She is preceded in death by her father Avigdor (Villi).
There was not a room that shone brighter when she entered it, nor a soul that soared higher when she touched it. May she ever grace the heavens with the light that she shared so generously with us on earth.
Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in her name.
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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June 10, 2021
I have known Nava and David since my parents and my family moved to Houston in 2006. We met Nava through a Greatwood/Sugar Land Chavurah group. Nava became a wonderful friend to my mother and she and David celebrated many holidays, life events, and milestones with my family (bar/bat mitzvahs, Chanukah, and concert featuring my children)! I appreciate the close friendship she had with my mom and know that she brightened up my moms life! She will be greatly missed! May her name and memory always be a blessing.
Rabbi Israel & Michal Simani
June 9, 2021
We were fortunate enough to meet Nava and David when they first moved to Houston. Nava was always the most caring and compassionate friend. Her sweet smile and understanding heart will live on in our memories; and, her never failing kindness will be with us forever.
We are sorrowful now but are comforted that she is still smiling in Gan Eden.
Rafi & Rachel Blum
June 9, 2021
We knew Nava since about 1981 when the Iffergan family arrived in South Florida.
Nava was always a good friend and a caring wife and mother.
We spent many a weekend together on the beach and on many picnics.
Nava was always there to give a hand and ready to assist.
We met again in Sugar Land about three years ago and rekindled our long friendship….What a great time we had during our visit…!!!
To David and the kids…We are so sorry for your loss….Please know that we loved and appreciated your wife/mother.
May her soul be with the angels in Heaven.
Rachel & Rafi Blum
June 9, 2021
Life is rich and full of blessing when The Lord puts certain special people in your life. Dave and I are wealthier for having spent time and friendship with Nava and David. God gives you strength from those around you. Our suffering may seem unmanageable yet suffering molds us for God’s glory.
David loves his sailboat, just ask him. Dave can tell you how much and recount the trip when the two sailed one boat to local harbor. Nava wasn’t fond of sailing. It was comical to listen to her talk about David’s hobby and hear her take on things. She was always the supportive spouse even if her perspective was otherwise.
She nursed David through grave illness. She helped run a successful business. She raised three beautiful children, ran the home and still spent time relaxing and enjoying the world around her and those in her path. Nava loved life and she had firm convictions about it, too. Her talents and humor were subtle at times but they were staunch attributes hidden within the spirit of a strong woman.
I remember how she loved to knit and how perfect the scarf was that she gifted to Dave. How precious is a gift of love and time spent on someone. Friendship. This, too, takes time. Dave and I are ever grateful for the time that we have shared with Nava and David, for their ever present kindness and generosity, for the opportunity to break bread together, to share laughter, stories and even pain. Life is a joy shared when you can gather to talk about kids and grandkids. We are grateful for love and grace; for knowing that time and even the sections of it lost in void do not affect the goodness of truest friendship. This is a quality that life offers to those who rest grounded by confidence and hope that the truest gifts of life are grounded in love, an abiding compassion for one another. We are ever grateful to have shared such compassion with our dear friends, the Iffergan’s, especially precious Nava. Our lives are richer for it.
Phyllis & Dave Robinson
June 9, 2021
May you rest in Gods loving embrace. We will miss your quick sense of humor, your unbound love for your family, friends and mahjong. I will miss our long talks that solved all the world problems ( at least in our minds) , Our birthday lunches together , sharing Papasitos tortilla soup and fajitas, and much much more .
June 9, 2021
Nava was a beautiful and caring friend. She was truly a bright light and she loved her family and friends. My heart goes out to you as she will be sorely missed.
Gary and Rebecca Henderson
June 8, 2021
I've known David for about 5 years now and Nava has always been so friendly and kind whenever I've spoken to her. I know her and David are very close. It's very hard to lose some one. Just want to let you know that Rebecca and I thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.