Dr. Veksler was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 6, when Kiev was occupied by Nazis, she was evacuated with her mother to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Her father did not make the train and is presumed to have died in the Babi Yar concentration camp. After the war, she returned to Kiev, finished high school and decided to pursue a medical career. In 1996, Dr. Veksler and her husband immigrated to the United States to reunite with their son’s family, and have lived in Tucson for the past 18 years.
Dr. Veksler is survived by her husband of 53 years, Mark Veksler, her son, Eugene (Ella) Veksler of Tucson; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Or Chadash section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating.