In loving memory of Rae Arlene Moses of Wilmette, IL, who died Feb 7, 2013. Born in 1935 in Oakland, CA, Rae earned a BA from San Francisco State in 1960 and a PhD in Linguistics from The University of Texas in 1966, at which time she joined the faculty of Northwestern University. A founding member of the Linguistics Department, Rae was a creative and innovative professor, as well as Assistant Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences from 1968-1976. She co-founded the Women's Studies Program in 1986 and was its director until 1991. Amiable, generous and kind, Rae was a highly regarded educator and mentor to her students, colleagues, as well as friends and family. She retired in 2004. She is survived by her husband Leon Moses, daughter Megan McBride, step-sons Jonathan, Richard and Jared Moses, their spouses, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and her brother Patrick Stallcup. Funeral services will be held Monday 2 PM at Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Little Brothers of the Poor. Info: 847-256-5700.
Published in Chicago Tribune on February 10, 2013