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Ludell Larson Deutscher
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1927
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2013
Lafayette
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Note: The obituary below gives Ludell's Birth Place as Berkeley, CA, but the California Birth Index does not reflect this, and the 1930 and 1940 US Censuses give her birth place as Utah.

Age: 85 yrs.

D/O Lewis A. Larson & Della F. (Ward) Larson
W/O Irvin Deutscher (6 Feb 1922-27 Jul 2007); m. 1947; div. Nov 1972, Contra Costa County, California, USA
M/O Kathy Lee Deutscher
M/O Clifford Terry Deutscher
M/O David Lewis Deutscher

Obituary, Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA), 3 Dec 2013:

Ludell Deutscher Dec. 7, 1927 - Nov. 25, 2013

Resident of Lafayette Ludell passed away in her home on November 25, 2013. She was the eldest daughter of Lewis and Della Larson, born in Berkeley, California on December 7, 1927. She grew up in Oakland and attended Mills College where she began her life long career as an artist. Upon her marriage to Irvin they moved to the East Bay where they raised their family. At that time she became involved in the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Program. She worked as a teacher/program coordinator for the Ceramics Department for many years. Later she moved to Benicia where she continued her art and associated with many members in the artist community there. There she became a sculptor in ceramics, metal and paper. She also enjoyed painting and writing both poetry and short stories. Eventually she moved to Lafayette where she lived with her beloved dog Pepe. She also loved and felt very connected to nature and especially enjoyed hiking in the high Sierra mountains and spending time by the ocean.

Ludell will be missed by her surviving family, her children Kathy, Clifford (Colleen) and David Deutscher, her grandchildren Stephanie (Chris) Ybarra, Chelsea (David) Deutscher Stangl and Graham Deutscher, and her great grandchildren Jocelyn and Dominic Ybarra. She is also survived by her sister Ardene Andrews and her sons Gordon and Carl Andrews. The entire family wishes to express sincere thanks to all the care givers who provided kind and compassionate assistance and companionship to Ludell during recent times. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in Ludell's memory.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Walnut Creek Unitarian Church, 55 Eckley Lane on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10.00 am. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Irvin Deutscher (1922 - 2007)
 
Burial:
Mount Diablo Unitarian Univ'st Church Memorial Gdn
Walnut Creek
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
Created by: Earl Abbe
Record added: Nov 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120869596
Ludell <i>Larson</i> Deutscher
Added by: Earl Abbe
 
Ludell <i>Larson</i> Deutscher
Added by: Earl Abbe
 
 
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…giving life the shape of justice. Roots hold me close, wings set me free…
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Nov. 28, 2013
Every artist dips her brush in her own soul, and paints her own nature into her pictures.
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013
 
 
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