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Ruth Stern


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Ruth Stern Obituary
Ruth Abrahamson Stern was born February 22, 1922 in Chicago and died September 12, 2017 in Walnut Creek, Calif. She was the daughter of Paul and Rose Haas Abrahamson. She graduated from Senn High School in 1940 and attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. Ruth began working as a fashion illustrator where she met and married, Edward M. Stern in 1947. Ruth was an excellent artist, cook, loved bridge and enjoyed her many friendships. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor. She and Ed shared their mutual love of travel and journeyed around the world. Of upmost importance was their love of family. She is survived by her children: Peter Stern (Janet Fitzgerald), Garberville, California; Jill Sheeley (Don), Aspen, Colorado; and David Stern (Linda), Alamo, California; and 5 grandchildren: Noah Stern (Irena), Courtney Sheeley Wyckoff (Chris), Brittany Stern, Molly Stern and Michael Stern. She is also survived by her brother Arthur Abrahamson (Sonya) and many cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by Edward M. Stern and Don Sheeley. A future celebration of life is to be determined.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, 2017
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