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Dora Alicia Cohen

January 19, 1967 — November 26, 2023

Sioux City, IA

  Dora Alicia Cohen, 56, of Sioux City passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to

  Dora was born in 1967 in El Salvador, Concepcion de Ataco, Ahuachapan. She was born and raised in El Salvador, Concepion de Ataco, Departamento de Ahuachapan, and moved to the United States in 1998 where she lived the rest of her life in Sioux City.

  Dora studied at Complejo Educativo “Antonio J. Alfaro” and graduated Instituto Nacional Alejandro de Humbolt in 1986 with a degree with nursing. She made her career working as a nurse, also working for a time at BPI and Interbake Foods.

  On February 28, 2006 Dora married Kurt D. Cohen in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Kurt preceded Dora in death on May 10, 2020.

    Dora was a devout Catholic and practiced her faith by spending time reading her bible, as well as in her actions towards others and helping those in need. In her free time, she loved to take care of her plants and flowers, spend time with her family granddaughter, Jazmin, and loved to go on walks at Riverside Park and Trinity Heights. She also loved to dance and listen to music, both Spanish and English.

  She is survived by her mother, Maria Julia Cabrera; son, Jose Rivera and his wife Blanca Diaz; son, Luis Hernandez; son, Kevin Garcia; sister, Deysi Arevalo; granddaughter, Jazmin Rivera; and grandson, Marcos Rivera.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt. D Cohen; and her father, Miguel A. Zometa.

  Pallbearers for Dora’s services will be Luis Hernandez, Jose Rivera, Kevin Garcia, and Marcos Rivera.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St Boniface Catholic Church

703 W 5th St, Sioux City, IA 51103

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