The life of Santa Monica civic leader Millie Rosenstein, who died last month at the age of 96, will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica.

A native of New York, Rosenstein and her husband, Herman, moved to Los Angeles with their two children in 1958. The couple moved to Santa Monica in 1980.

A lifelong activist, Rosenstein continued her community service as a resident of Santa Monica and focused on improving the life of seniors. She worked as a volunteer for then-Assemblyman Tom Hayden and at KCRW, as well as with the Martin Luther King Westside Coalition.

For a total of over 20 years, she served on boards including the Commission on the Status of Women, the Social Services Commission and the Commission for the Senior Community, which she chaired and from which she participated on the Executive Council of Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College as a liaison.

For eight years, Rosenstein was president of the Santa Monica Democratic Club and was recognized in 2000 by then-Assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl as the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. For over 30 years, she was an active member of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights.

Rosenstein will be buried at the Veterans Administration Cemetery in West Los Angeles next to her husband. She is survived by her son, former Santa Monica Mayor Paul Rosenstein, and his wife Ada Hollie; and her daughter Fran Alexander and her husband Don in Seattle.

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