August 9, 1924 – October 2, 2021
Millie Friedmann left us on Saturday, October 2 in Woodland Hills, California. She was 97. Millie was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was the youngest of four children. She married Leo Friedmann in 1950, and with their two sons, Ira and Jay, moved to Los Angeles in 1960. They had the kind of marriage that many hope to have, but only the lucky achieve. Through the good and bad, they remained in love and steadfast in their commitment to each other. After Lee passed, Millie filled the next three decades with new experiences and people. She had a wealth of friends and again found love and romance. She became a truly independent woman. Millie was beautiful. She possessed grace and style and was always in fashion. She enjoyed helping others and was recognized by The City of Los Angeles for years of volunteering at the Canoga Park Senior Center. In her youth, she danced on Broadway and her love of dance stayed with her until her mind could no longer keep up with her body. Though she endured a slow cognitive decline, she never let that define her. During the last five years, people that she met were struck by her kindness and her ability to express joy and happiness. The day before she passed, she was laughing and joking. Millie will be remembered for her smile, her warmth, her intelligence and strength. She is survived by her eldest son, Jay. She also had a way with words. COMES THE DAWN By Millie Friedmann After a while, you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul, You learn that love doesn’t mean leaning And company doesn’t mean security, You learn kisses aren’t contracts And presents aren’t promises. You begin to accept your defeats With your head up and your eyes open With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child, You learn to build all your roads on today Because tomorrow’s ground is uncertain for plans And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight After a while, you learn That even sunshine burns if you get too much So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers, You learn that you really can endure That you really are strong You really do have worth You learn and learn With every goodbye, you learn
A mildred friedmann for Mildred will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Groman Eden Mortuary & Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills Estates, ca 91345.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.gromanedenmortuary.com for the Friedmann family.
Thursday, October 7, 2021