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Ruth Ulman Golden


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Ruth Ulman Golden Obituary
The educator and social activist Ruth Ulman Golden passed away on August 15th at the age of 97. At the time of her death she was a resident of Sherrill House in Jamaica Plain, where lived for many years. Born in Boston in 1918, she was a graduate of Girls Latin School and Radcliffe College. After completing her undergraduate studies in biology in 1939 she became a laboratory research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her marriage to the industrialist Gerald Maxwell Golden ended in divorce. In later years she attended graduate school at Simmons College and studied as a DuPont Fellow at Harvard University in preparing to become a teacher of life sciences. Subsequently, in Boston-area private schools she taught at Woodward, Walnut Hill and the Buckingham School. In the mid-1960s she spent a year teaching at the International School in Frankfort, Germany. After her retirement she was a book buyer at the Museum of Science. She served for decades as an elected member of Brookline Town Meeting. An intrepid activist on behalf of womens rights, affordable housing and the environment, she was a founder of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, belonged to the Union of Concerned Scientists and was associated with Brookline PAX. Her daughter Meredith and spouse Nancy and her son Peter and his wife Tina and their children, Rachel Sklar and Danielle Golden survive her, along with nieces Laine Pasuit and Cindy Ulman and devoted cousins Truda Bloom and Robert Spiegelman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Union of Concerned Scientists. After cremation and a private ceremony she was interred at Sharon Memorial Park.
Published in The Brookline Tab from Aug. 22 to Sept. 3, 2015
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