Ruth Elisabeth Dash
Ruth E. Dash, Liesl, 88, born in Czechoslovakia in 1924, to Bruno and Poppy Dasch passed away December 20, 2012. She grew up in the lap of luxury, but not for long. Shortly after graduating from Charles University, at age 18, with a Master's degree in Languages, the war broke out. Miraculously, she survived the Holocaust, but lost both her parents, having to bury her father with her bare hands in the snow. Ruth lost everything during the war, as did many. She came to America in 1958, with a ten year old child, $20 in her purse and a dream for a better life. Making a lasting impression wherever she went, she made many friends. They said that she could have been a fashion model or an actress, but instead, she chose retail, as did her parents before the war. Ruth was in the fashion industry for over 40 years, eventually, owning two fashion boutiques, one in Westwood, the other, in downtown Palm Springs. She was a member of the Palm Springs Merchant Association for twelve years. She was as beautiful a person on the inside as she was on the outside. She always had a smile for everyone. Throughout her life, she stood out. She was a compassionate human being, who always helped those less fortunate. She helped feed the homeless, contributed to the local animal shelter and the SPCA. She was truly, the salt of the Earth. Not only did she light up the room with her beauty and charm, but she brought intelligence to the conversation, as well. She had the heart of a Lion and the soul of a Saint. She was "first class" all the way. She will be missed immensely. She is survived by her son, John Bruno Dash of Rancho Mirage, Calif. Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries.
To view and sign this guestbook, please visit mydesert.com/obituaries.
Published in The Desert Sun from December 30, 2012 to January 6, 2013