Adrienne Ruth Krause passed on to her next life on April 25th 2019 on her 84 birthday. According to Jewish tradition, it is considered a very special blessing to be born and die on the same day, completing your lifespan this way makes you righteous, like Moses.
Adrienne lived a full active life after retiring from teaching over 1500 elementary school children. She was the youngest of four children to Henry and Hannah Krause. She was preceded in death by her brother Dr. Melvyn Krause, sister Beverly Krause-Brotman, and her niece Carol Brotman.
She graduated from UCLA with a teaching degree. She dedicated over 30 years to her many “kids” in the LA Unified School District. She never married or had kids of her own, but she had 9 nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.
Adrienne was an early feminist and advocate of social justice. She was a compassionate, brilliant, and a fiercely independent woman before it became popular. After she retired she invested her energies into new passions such as being an usher at the West Valley Playhouse, visiting art museums, attending or watching UCLA games and traveling. She often traveled to NYC with a large group of friends and would see 7-8 Broadway shows in a week.
She was a very active member of the West Valley Garden Club. Adrienne also volunteered for many years at the West Hills Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Julia Bazerman, 5 nieces, and 3 nephews. She will be buried at Eden Memorial Park, at the Groman Eden Mortuary located at 11500 Sepulveda Blvd in Mission Hills, California.
A celebration of life will be held at Groman Eden on Friday, May 3rd at 11am. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society or to UCLA, the home of her beloved Bruins