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January 28, 2005 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Ruth Pease, who founded the Hollywood Little Red School House in 1945 as a private nursery school that welcomed ethnic diversity when many other private schools did not, has died. She was 96. Pease died Jan. 19 of congestive heart failure at her home on the campus of the school on Highland Avenue in Hollywood, said her daughter, Debbie Wehbe. She made her first move toward opening a school when she took care of toddlers at home in the early 1940s.
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January 28, 2005 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Ruth Pease, who founded the Hollywood Little Red School House in 1945 as a private nursery school that welcomed ethnic diversity when many other private schools did not, has died. She was 96. Pease died Jan. 19 of congestive heart failure at her home on the campus of the school on Highland Avenue in Hollywood, said her daughter, Debbie Wehbe. She made her first move toward opening a school when she took care of toddlers at home in the early 1940s.
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February 14, 2003 | Nita Lelyveld, Times Staff Writer
Each morning, Ruth Pease stands on her balcony, watching as children arrive at the school next door, the school she started generations ago. They see the smiling woman with the snow-white hair and call out, "Hi, Grandma," or "How are you, Miss Ruth?" At the Hollywood Schoolhouse on Highland Avenue, everyone knows this small, sprightly woman, who wears shiny gold sneakers and pink and purple beads and whose hazel eyes seem to dance when she laughs, which is often.
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February 14, 2003 | Nita Lelyveld, Times Staff Writer
Each morning, Ruth Pease stands on her balcony, watching as children arrive at the school next door, the school she started generations ago. They see the smiling woman with the snow-white hair and call out, "Hi, Grandma," or "How are you, Miss Ruth?" At the Hollywood Schoolhouse on Highland Avenue, everyone knows this small, sprightly woman, who wears shiny gold sneakers and pink and purple beads and whose hazel eyes seem to dance when she laughs, which is often.
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