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Celia Cohen


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Celia Cohen Obituary
Cohen, Celia
93, a Kansas City, Kan. native, passed away on June 15 in Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived for the past 22 years. At the age of 82 Mrs. Cohen was hired as a lobby ambassador at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. She worked for the Starwood property for 11 years, finishing her last day on May 8, Mother's Day, this year. While at the Westin Kierland, Mrs. Cohen received the Arizona Governor's Tourism Award two consecutive years. The award is given annually to one individual in the tourism industry who best exemplifies hospitality to visitors, tourists, professionals, and families. She owned Celia Cohen Public Relations in Wichita from 1969 to 1990 and was an accredited member of PRSA. Celia was predeceased by her husband, William, an independent oil businessman, and two sons. She is survived by one son, Steven, who lives in Herndon, Va. Graveside services were held Monday in Wichita, Kan. A Celebration of LIfe will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at 5:00p.m. at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Cohen's memory to Mayo Clinic Arizona or Temple Solel in Paradise Valley, Ariz. To sign a guest book or leave an online condolence, go to downingandlahey.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 21, 2016
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