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Obituary: Eva Spitz-Blum: psychologist, rancher, researcher

Original post made on Jun 30, 2009

Eva Maria Spitz-Blum of Ladera, a psychologist who did research around the world on folklore, shamanism, alcohol and drugs, before moving to Skyline where she took up ranching, was honored at a memorial service Sunday at the Stanford Faculty Club. Ms. Spitz-Blum died peacefully at Stanford Hospital on May 2, just a month after she celebrated her 90th birthday on April 1.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 8:59 PM

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Posted by Wow!
a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2009 at 11:46 pm

What an amazing woman, who has left a wonderful legacy. She led a fascinating, rich life, both personally and professionally. I wish I could've known her.

If anyone in her family reads this, please know you have my sympathy for losing such a kinswoman. May she rest in peace.


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Posted by Richard Vaughan
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Jul 5, 2009 at 9:56 am

As a long family friend, I most remember Thanksgivings spent with my parents at Volcano and Shinglemill where Eva and Dick would amaze us with tales of their world travels, all surrounded by a confortable elegance and roaring fire. Eva was a very dignified lady and dear friend to my parents. She will be truly missed. One item not mentioned was Eva's love of German Shephards. For a while she was also a breeder of them. It was through her that we got our first shephard and have been hooked ever since.


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