Frances Stein Slifman (1913-2004)

Frances Stein Slifman was born on March 8, 1913 in Portland, Oregon. Her family came to Portland from Odessa in 1910-11 and settled near her father’s family. A fruit and vegetable salesman, her father, Samuel Stein, eventually opened a grocery store in South Portland where she was raised in a complex, vibrant Jewish community, attended public school, and participated in a local synagogue and Neighborhood House. After working at a saleswoman in a downtown store, she met and married Harry Kolman Slifman in 1933 and became a housewife. She and her husband had three children: Gary, Lorraine, and Marv. Frances was a member of the South Parkway Club, the Sisterhood, and the PTA.