Ruth Brenner Zacherle died September 25, 2012 in Petaluma, California, of complications of a prolonged and progressive dementia illness.
Ruth was born in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1940. She received a degree in Art Education from the University of Iowa. While in school there she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and was chosen "Miss Perfect Profile" in 1958. She subsequently taught art in the public schools of Iowa City, IA and Baltimore, MD.
After she and her young family moved to Mill Valley, California in 1970, she began and developed a successful personal career in fine art. Her work was represented by several galleries in the Bay Area, and is included in a number of personal and commercial collections. One of her works was included in a show at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institutes.
Unfortunately, her promising art career was abbreviated by her tragic and progressive illness.
She is survived by her daughter, and son in law, Hillary Z. and Mark Berry of Jackson, WY; her son and daughter in law, Nile B. and Whitney Fisher Zacherle of Calistoga, CA, and her grandchildren; Mila and Josephine Berry, and Madeleine Zacherle.
A memorial service will be planned in the spring. Donations can be sent to the Marin Humane Society in memory of Ruth.