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Linda R. Gordman

July 31, 1940 — April 17, 2023

Private family burial April 18th at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Omaha, followed by an 11:30 a.m. Memorial

Service at Beth El Synagogue, 14506 California St.


Linda is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Jerry Gordman, and her parents

Reva and Myer Rosenbaum. She is survived by her children: Jeff Gordman (Danielle);

Randi Gordman (Rand Monteleone); and Lisa Marcus (Howard); grandchildren Sam Lieb, Anna

and Jamie Monteleone, and Harper and Zev Gordman; and siblings Carol Latz (Steve) and

Michael Rosenbaum (Julie Arnow).


Born in Omaha in 1940, Linda attended Omaha Central High School. At age 14 she met Jerry,

then 16, who became the love of her life. Following her graduation from Central in 1958, Linda

attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority.

After marrying her high school sweetheart Jerry in 1960, the couple moved to Fort Lee, Virginia,

where Jerry began his military service and Linda taught sixth grade. They returned to Omaha the

following year.


In 1976, Linda and Jerry founded Kalico’s, a specialty clothing store for children and teen girls

with locations in Omaha and Kansas City. She oversaw buying for the children’s clothing

department and was involved in most other aspects of the business. She and Jerry traveled to New York City on buying trips several times per year, where Linda greatly enjoyed the city’s

theater scene, restaurants and culture.


After Kalico’s closed in 1997, Linda completed her undergraduate studies at the University of

Nebraska at Omaha, where she earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree, graduating magna

cum laude in 2001.


In her later years, she served as a Joslyn Art Museum docent as well as a volunteer at Liberty

Elementary School.


In her leisure time, she enjoyed travel, playing bridge, attending Omaha arts events and spending

time with family and friends.


Memorials to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, Friedel Jewish Academy or the Beth El

Synagogue Education for the Future Fund.

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