Ruth's Family and Friends -
Ruth and I met in our early college years at Michigan State. In 1979, I moved to Big Rapids, where I taught Hotel Restaurant Management. Ruth saw my name listed with Ferris State's new faculty, and we became reacquainted.
In January of 2014, she called and left two messages for me - she was worried that something had happened to me as I hadn't returned her call. (We usually cslled each other with some regularity. If I didn't call her, she would call and exclaim, "You haven't called me!") She was right - I had been in the hiosital and then in a transitional care center. My daughter called her back and shared that update. Ruth asked her to keep her posted. Just today, 4-2-14, we tried to call and found out her phone was disconnected. My daughter searched newspapers, and we learned of her passing.
Ruth always reminded me that she was two years younger than me. She was a good friend.
Weldon "Bill" Garrison