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Stern, Bella Tyktin, 1914-2001


Bella Tyktin Stern (1914-2001) was an avid traveler and resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born in Bialystok, in what is now Poland. Her family fled west after World War I, stopping in Germany and Palestine before arriving in the United States around 1938. Stern taught English as a member of the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City. By 1963, she was an officer of the Universal Securities Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the 1980s, she worked as a guide for Nevada Discovery Tours. Mrs. Stern married, but never had children. Before her death in 2001, Stern was affiliated with many organizations and institutions, such as the Last Frontier Hotel, Sunrise Hospital, and the Educational Foundation for Foreign Study.