Bess Rutlader Berman Gaines, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in Houston, TX. Bess was born on April 24, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Sam and Anna Rutlader. Bess graduated from RL Paschal High School in 1949. Bess was born, raised and lived in Fort Worth where she was a member of Beth-El Congregation until she moved to Houston to become a resident of The Medallion Assisted Living in 2016. Bess loved her large extended family and always remembered everyone's birthday. Bess was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Rose Lichtman and her husband, David Gaines. She is survived by two sons, Richard (Rick) Berman and wife Cheri of Houston, TX; and Layne Berman of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren, Brad Berman and wife Lauren of Kansas City, Jaime Berman, Adam Berman, Elisa Berman Spencer and Husband Brian, all of Kansas City, Kenneth Berman and wife Lauren of Dallas, TX, Blake Berman, Blair Berman Dressel and husband Tyler all from Scottsdale, AZ. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren. We all loved her and called her Grandma Bess. A graveside service will be held on Monday morning, October 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery, Beth-El Section, 3100 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX. 76107.
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