In Memoriam: Rosemary Kraemer Lokey Raitt (1920-2011)

Rosemary Raitt, who served on the board of regents at Pepperdine University for 29 years, died last month at the age of 91.

Raitt was the first person to establish a scholarship at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus.  The Raitt Recital Hall on campus is named in honor or her and her husband John, who passed in 2005. She attended Scripps College and earned a degree in geology at the University of Southern California.

Andrew K. Benton, president of Pepperdine University honored Raitt by saying, “Rosemary Raitt was one of the university’s staunchest and most consistent supporters. She was more than a supporter — she was an active and constant contributor to the University community. From her establishment of scholarships, to serving on our Board of Regents and our Center for the Arts Guild, to directly working with our students, Rosemary distinguished herself as a person who actively sought to involve herself in the life of the University, with the aim of making a real and immediate difference.”

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