Ruth was one of the most memorable people in my life. Right from the start, we were friends, and I could trust her to always be honest with me. In this day and age of pretense and lack of authenticity, Ruth was truly herself and shared with all of us her love of life. I miss her terribly, yet the memories make me laugh out loud as I recall them....and there are so many of them! My good friend, you have meant so much to me and you inspired me to never give up, no matter what. Thank you for that, and so much more.