Elizabeth Loeb Nathan a long time resident of Highland Park, Chicago and Winnetka passed away peacefully on November 2nd. Born in 1926, in Highland Park, she was the daughter of Ernest and Adele (nee Fies) Loeb and sister to the late Jane Sooy and Gina Lepman. She married Joseph Nathan (dec 2010) in 1947 and together had three children, Jeff (Lori), Ernie and Elizabeth (David) Florence. She adored her 8 grandchildren, Rebecca (Adam) Lowenstein, Adele Nathan (Hunter Stuart), Joanne (Andrew) Denenberg, Leigh (Brian) Gifford, Rae Nathan, (Paul Hermann ) Jocelyn Florence, Bennett (Jillian) Florence, and Nicholas Florence. 6 Great Grandchildren; Nathan and Ella Lowenstein, Winslow and Leona Nathan-Stuart, Charlie Denenberg and Willa Florence. Boots attended Highland Park High School and Scripps College. As a proud lifelong Chicagoan, she contributed her talents and energy to many organizations, including the Chicago Symphony, Michael Reese Hospital, WTTW but Ravinia Festival was closest to her heart. She co-created the Ravinia Festival Women's Board and continued to be a Board Member until her death. She and Joe spent many summer evenings attending concerts and galas under the trees at Ravinia. They also spent many happy years at Lake Shore Country Club in Glencoe, playing Golf, Tennis, Bridge, Canasta and attending Club parties. Boots and Joe traveled on their own or with family and friends to many destinations across the globe and often on trips organized by the Ravinia Festival. Boots loved nothing more than a fun party - she hosted many and attended all. She was outgoing, fun, vivacious, always optimistic and embraced the latest fashion trends. She loved to drive fast and thought of parking meters as optional donations. She was a loyal friend and a prolific phone talker, speaking daily to her girlfriends and family. She had lifelong friendships and remained close with people from her days at Ravinia School. Boots greeted every day with optimism and enthusiasm. Her can do attitude was infectious and affected all that knew her. She made life more fun for everyone around her and she will be greatly missed. Come join us to raise a glass in celebration of Boots at her Winnetka home. Saturday, December 11th, Open House 2:00-5:00pm. Donations can be sent to: Accord Hospice, 400 Lake Cook Road, Suite 223, Deerfield, IL 60015. For info or directions please contact Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at 847-831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 7, 2021.