Monday, December 03, 2007

Laurie R. Sacks - Class of 1966

MADISON - Laurie R. Sacks, age 36, recently of 918 Swathmore Court, died unexpectedly in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 26, 1984. Born in Oberlin, Ohio, on April 18, 1948, she moved with her family to Madison in 1961. She graduated from Madison Central High School and received a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with majors in Anthropology, Spanish and Ibero-American Studies. Following graduation she served for two years in the Peace Corps in Honduras and remained there for two more years doing significant work in the organization of the Honduran Indian Institute. Returning to the United States she engaged in social work for Hispanics in Wisconsin and New Mexico, where she received a MA in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. She lived for many years in Las Cruces continuing her social work with Hispanics; while at the same time she carried on fund raising for the Honduran Indian Institute. Ms. Sacks is survived by her parents, Professor and Mrs. Norman Sacks of 918 Swarthmore Court; a sister, Julie Levin of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; and a brother, Robert of Los Angeles, California. A memorial service will be held at TEMPLE BETH EL, 2702 Arbor Drive, on Tuesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. Rabbi Kenneth Roseman will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate that contributions be made to the Honduran Indian Institute, c/o Bank of Shorewood Hills. CRESS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 28, 1984

Gravestone for Laurie Sacks in Section 38 of Madison's Forest Hill Cemetery

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