Dr. Sara G. Zimet, a professor who served on the faculty of CU School of Medicine’s psychiatry department, division of psychology for 24 years, passed away March 24, 2019 in Denver. The family held private services. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“Sara was very generous, had an excellent sense of humor and exquisite sense of style,” her loved ones said. “She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, mentor and colleague, and will be greatly missed.”
Dr. Zimet was born July 26, 1929, in Newark, NJ, to the late Samuel and Esther Goodman.
She received her BS in 1950 from New York University, her MA in 1952 from Syracuse University, and an EdD in 1968 at DU.
During a summer session at Cornell University, she went on a blind date with Carl Zimet.
They were married on June 4, 1950.
The family moved to California, then to the East Coast, and came to Denver in 1963.
Dr. Zimet served as director of research and program evaluation in the division of child psychiatry at CU Medical School and published over 50 journal articles and six professional books.
Two of her academic books involved groundbreaking analyses of gender and stereotyping in children’s literature and textbooks.
Upon her retirement in 1991, Dr. Zimet traveled extensively with her husband and friends and enjoyed the company of her children and grandchildren.
Dr. Zimet authored Kids Discover Denver and Boulder, a guidebook to children’s activities in the Denver-Boulder area.
She also wrote two children’s books, Hannah and the Perfect Picture Pony and The Monster Solution.
Mr. Zimet passed away on Nov. 19, 2015.
Dr. Sara Zimet is survived by her son Gregory (Lynne Sturm) Zimet of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter-in-law Linda Zimet of Whitefish, Mont.; and grandchildren Patrick Zimet and Hannah Zimet, Adam (Amanda) Helgesen and Josh (Geralyn) Helgesen.
She was predeceased by her son Andrew Zimet on July 3, 2015.
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