Beverly Gay Barnett Kaplan died Sunday March 1, 2020 at home. She was 89 years old. She is preceded in death by her mother Aubey Barnett Kahn, beloved husband Dr. Meyer Kaplan and son Michael Gary Kaplan. Born on April 30, 1930 in New Orleans, she was educated at H. W. Allen and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1951 in psychology. She was married to Dr. Meyer Kaplan from 1958 until his death in 2001. A lifetime in New Orleans was spent enjoying family, close friends, eating in traditional New Orleans restaurants, Book Club and Touro Synagogue group meetings. An important life influence and inspiration was Aunt Adele Newman whom she adored. Survivors include daughter Carli Kaplan Fried (James) New Orleans, cousins Herbert Halpern (Jacqueline Bishop) New Orleans, Elliot Halpern (Linda) Berkeley, CA, Sandra Halpern Pailet, NYC, Randy Newman (Gretchen) Pacific Palisades, CA, Dr. Alan Newman (Jane), San Francisco, Dane Halpern, Cole Halpern (Courtney), Lisa Bruck (Eric), Rana Halpern (CA), Lori Pailet NYC, Edward Halpern (Joelle), Dori Schulman(Jack) and Jennifer Halpern all of New Orleans and dearest friend Marlene Zengel. Much appreciation goes to CNA Marie Thomas and Canon Hospice. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Graveside services were held at Hebrew Rest Cemetery #3. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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