Rae Arlene Moses

May 30, 1935February 7, 2013
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In loving memory of Rae Arlene Moses of Wilmette, IL, who died Feb 7, 2013. Born in 1935 in Oakland, CA, Rae earned a BA from San Francisco State in 1960 and a PhD in Linguistics from The University of Texas in 1966, at which time she joined the faculty of Northwestern University. A founding member of the Linguistics Department, Rae was a creative and innovative professor, as well as Assistant Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences from 1968-1976. She co-founded the Women's Studies Program in 1986 and was its director until 1991. Amiable, generous and kind, Rae was a highly regarded educator and mentor to her students, colleagues, as well as friends and family. She retired in 2004. She is survived by her husband Leon Moses, daughter Megan McBride, step-sons Jonathan, Richard and Jared Moses, their spouses, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and her brother Patrick Stallcup. Funeral services will be held Monday 2 PM at Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Little Brothers of the Poor. Info: 847-256-5700.

Published in Chicago Tribune on February 10, 2013


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Matt Sadler

February 18, 2013

Megan and Family,

In this time of sorrow, may you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers of family and friends and know that we're here if you need anything.

February 13, 2013

Aunt Rae,
We share some physical similarities, similar hands and general stature. I wish I'd known you better. I wish I got to know your mind and heart. You lived on the East coast and I on the West. Distance kept us apart. No regrets. You've always been special to me. With love, Lisa (Stallcup) Wiley

Abuna Demoz

February 13, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Moses family. I had very fond memories of Rae from when I was child and my father worked with her at Linguistics.

Jim O'Laughlin

February 12, 2013

My thoughts are with the family. Rae will be missed by the Northwestern community.

Alex Anas

February 12, 2013

My sympathies to Leon and his wonderful family. I will always remember Rae as a warm and caring person with a smile and a positive attitude.

Andrew Daughety

February 12, 2013

Dear Leon,
So sorry to hear of Rae's passing, and of your recent illness. With best wishes and thoughts, Andy

San and Cass Williamson

February 12, 2013

To Leon,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rae will be missed.

Frank Koppelman

February 12, 2013

Rae was much loved by many faculty including myself. She specifically gave warm support to young faculty, both male and female.

Leelai Demoz

February 12, 2013

To the Moses family:
It is with great sadness that I heard about Rae's passing. Her dynamism, her light, and her generous smile are forever embedded in my memories. She was a part of my childhood and she always made me feel good. She was a great friend to my parents. Please know that your are all in my thoughts.
Leelai Demoz

February 11, 2013

Megan - It sounds like your mom was a wonderful person. I am sorry for your loss. Bill Seitz