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Ruth Church Gupta

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Ruth Church Gupta Passed away, after a long illness on September 18, 2009 at age 92. Born June 4, 1917 in Orland, CA to James and May Church, Ruth had two brothers John F. Church and Joe B. Church who preceded her in death. Ruth received her BA from Mills College; JD from Hastings College of Law, admitted to the State Bar in 1948. Ruth practiced Law with her late husband of 50 yrs., Kamini Kant Gupta at there Law Office of Gupta & Gupta, on Chestnut Street in San Francisco, for Forty yrs. until his death in 1989. Ruth continued to practice law till she retired in 1995. Ruth, an advocate for woman, was the first woman, Pres. of the Lawyers Club of SF, was to serve as the first woman on many other committees, commissions, the Board of Control, SF Advisory Comm. On Adult Detention, Mem. Board of Governors, State Bar of CA "81-84", VP of the State Bar of CA "84", member Advisory Comm. To the State Legislature on Legal equality, Pres. of Queen's Bench "53", Pres. SF Council of District Merchants Assn. "62", Pres. CF of BPW 'Legislative Advocate for CF of BPW, Candidate for CA Assembly in 1958. She received, Lifetime award, Queen's Bench "90", CF of BPW Woman Hall of fame"90", Soroptimist International Women Helping Women award "77", Listed in "Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who of American Woman, Outstanding Civic Leaders of America Two Thousand woman of Achievement, to name a few. Ruth is survived by her sister in law Elly Anselmo, nieces & nephews, Liana Gutpa-Belloni (Jim), Nick Belloni, Nadine De Lapo (Tony), Butch Gupta (Karen), Debbie Jones and friends. Ruth will be interned at the Presidio of SF with her husband Kamini at private services. Family and Friends are invited in celebration of her life, 5:30-8pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, Clubhouse at the Presidio Golf Course, 300 Finley Road, San Francisco, CA.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2009
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