The Stern Lecture
About The Stern Lecture
Elizabeth Naffziger Stern, born in San Francisco in 1924, was graduated from the Katherine Delmar Burke School, The University of California (Berkeley) and the University’s School of Nursing in San Francisco. She was married in 1946 to Walter Eugene Stern, Jr. and bore four children: Eugenie Louise and three sons, Geoffrey Alexander, Howard Christian and Walter Eugene, III. A resident of Santa Monica from 1952, she was an unstinting worker in the community as evidence of which is her founding of the Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles. Known as Libby to her friends, she was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, junior warden of the Parish of Saint Matthew, and member of its Altar Guild and that of the Diocese of Los Angeles. She is enshrined in the hearts and memories of those who knew and loved her as one of those rare jewels of mankind: a completely selfless person. Her buoyant humor, her superb judgment of people, her devotion to family and her steadfast loyalties to friends reflect the attributes of this great lady. She died while hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The Memorial Fund established in 1989 supports the Elizabeth Naffziger Stern lectures.