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Bea Abrams Cohen dies at 105; WWII vet was advocate for military personnel

Bea Abrams Cohen dies at 105; WWII vet was advocate for military personnel

For Bea Abrams Cohen, life was all about "mitzvah," the Jewish tradition of doing a good deed. Believed to be California's oldest female veteran, Cohen served her country during World War II, spent more than 70 years supporting U.S. military organizations and charities and clocked thousands of hours volunteering for causes that helped bring comfort and joy to former service personnel. "Pay back. It works." That was Cohen's life philosophy. Cohen died May 31 of congestive heart failure at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles, according to her daughter Janiece Cohen. She was 105 years old. "She wasn't ready," Janiece, 68, said of her...

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