In Memoriam: Ruth Crook

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Ruth Crook (front row, 2nd from left) was one of the campus "founders" who returned to UCSC in November 2010 for a University House luncheon hosted by Chancellor Blumenthal. (Photo: Terry Way)

One of UCSC's first staff members, Ruth Crook-Blackwell, died recently at her home in Reno.

Initially hired as a clerk typist in 1966, Ruth Crook concluded her career on campus in 1992; later in her career, she served as executive assistant to then-vice chancellor Wendell Brase.

Crook returned to visit the campus in November 2010, when she was among the guests at a University House luncheon hosted by Chancellor Blumenthal. The luncheon honored about a dozen "pioneer" staff and faculty members, many of whom were working on the campus in the inaugural year of 1965-66 (see story).

For more information about Crook's life, please see the family obituary on Legacy.com.