Ruth Crook

Obituary of Ruth Walter Crook

Ruth Walter Crook, 93, who had a long career as a Foreign Service Escort Officer and with the Voice of America, died on June 27 of a pulmonary embolism at Knollwood.   Ruth received her B.A. in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, from Barnard College in 1937 and her M.Ed from Columbia University. During World War II she was the War Information Officer for the South Pacific Theater. She moved to Washington, DC in the 1950's to work for USIA.   Beloved wife of the late Gerard Beekman Crook, Col., USA, ret., she is survived by one daughter, Sally and Sally's husband, Spencer L. Jones of Westwood, MA. Ruth also leaves five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barnard College Fund, 30009 Broadway, NY, NY 10027 In memory of Ruth Walter Crook.
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