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Rosalie Hearst

January 1, 2019

1988 – Palm Springs, California

Rosalie May Wynn was born in Oklahoma City. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied psychology. Rosalie served as the coordinator of the Officer’s Wives Volunteer Service at Dibble General Hospital, Palo Alto and as the American Women’s Volunteer Service Coordinator at Sawtelle Veterans’ Hospital in Los Angeles. After marrying George Randolph Hearst, a diabetic, the couple attended the teaching lectures at Joslin Diabetes Clinic in Boston, becoming enthusiastic teachers themselves. When Mr. Hearst died in 1972, she founded the George Randolph Hearst Memorial Foundation for Diabetes Education and became its first president. Mrs. Hearst has served on the board of directors for Warner Guidance Center for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Pathfinders – Boys and Girls Ranch, the Joslin Diabetes Foundation and the Palm Springs Youth Center and Assistance League. She created the Rosalie and George Hearst Fellowship in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center for the Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society and is founder and president of the Rosalie Hearst Educational Foundation. She is a Trustee Emeritus of the Bob Hope Cultural Center. For many years she has been active in youth programs in government in Washington, D.C. “Northwood has made an in-depth impression in the field of education,” says Mrs. Hearst. “I am pleased to be involved.” (Deceased 1999)