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* Sarah Wald
  July 30, 1913-Dec. 29, 2011
Sarah Ellman Wald, past member of TBS passed away at the age of 98 in Tucson, Arizona. She became a member of TBS and the Sisterhood in 1972 and was a dedicated member until moving to Arizona to be closer to family in her later years. She received the Sisterhood Woman of the Year award in 1978.

She married Louis Wald, a cabinetmaker in 1963. He passed in 1999. They had two boys, Sheldon and Stan. May her memory be for a blessing.

EvelynPreston* Evelyn Preston
  July 10, 1920-December 21, 2011
Evelyn L. Preston (Hood), 91, an American Sign Language teacher, of Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 21, 2011. She was born July 10, 1920, in Dodge City, Kan., and was a nine-year resident of Nevada. Evelyn became deaf at the age of three from a high fever. She was a lifelong resident of Los Angeles County, where she was employed during World War II in aircraft work helping the war effort. She returned to college at the age of 50 to earn an AA degree and become a teacher of American Sign Language. She taught for nearly 40 years and influenced many lives positively for deaf people in her community. She taught for the Los Angeles School District, First Baptist Church of Van Nuys, and Glendale Community College. She was last employed as an ASL tutor with the College of Southern Nevada (at the age of 84). She most recently served on the Governing Board of the Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf. She was a member of The National Association of the Deaf, Nevada Association of the Deaf, Deaf Seniors of America, Las Vegas Silver Belles, Nevada Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and Las Vegas Club of the Deaf. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Thomas Preston; mother, Beulah Dilliner Kauder; and brother, Jack D. Hood. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Caroline Preston Bass; and son-in-law, Jerry L. Bass. Burial was at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, California. Memorial services are pending.

Source: Congregation News, Temple Beth Solomon of the Deaf

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