Sr. Ruth Droege PhD

February 4, 1929 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Sr. Ruth Droege PhD Obituary

Sr. Ruth Droege, OP

February 4, 1929—December 28, 2023

Sister Ruth Droege, PhD, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael for 64 years, died peacefully on December 28, 2023, at the age of 94. A true intellectual, scholar, and student of life, Sr. Ruth touched the lives of countless students and colleagues. From the basics of physical education to the mystical nature of meta-physics, Sr. Ruth’s quest for knowledge and understanding of what makes humans tick propelled her pursuit of knowledge, fueled her reflections, and guided the discussions she offered freely. She greeted each new day with a warm smile and a deep sense of appreciation. Please read more about Sr. Ruth’s life—her career as a clinical psychologist, being an avid runner and prolific writer, and more at  There will be a Mass of the Resurrection on January 10, 2024, at 11 am in the Dominican Sisters Gathering Space (1520 Grand Avenue, San Rafael). Following the Funeral Mass, Sister Ruth Droege will be buried in St. Dominic’s Cemetery in Benicia.  Memorial gifts in honor of Sr. Ruth Droege may be made to the Retirement Fund, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Advancement Office, 1520 Grand Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901.

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Funeral Mass
January 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Dominican Sisters Gathering Space
1520 Grand Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901


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