Millicent Rutherford

San Francisco, California

1926 - 2017 (Age 91)


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Millicent Alexander Rutherford

Died on October 27 at her home in San Francisco. She was 91. Born January 21, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Millicent attended John Adams High School in Queens and several undergraduate colleges, eventually earning a PhD from Stanford in 1977 in education. She was...

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Millicent employed me as a reader (student essay evaluator) for her humanities class at Lynbrook High School. A richly satisfying experience, and we developed a warm friendship. I recently came across mention of the first set of student essays she had me grade, in 1969. The topic was "What is art, and what place has it had in my life?"

Style, yes, and generosity. I had the pleasure of befriending Millicent at Lynbrook.