Sunday, July 22, 2012
RIP Ruth Ellis Dunn, 1937-2012
I finally got to meet her in 2004, when I traveled to Indianapolis for a convention. She and her husband Harold were loving and welcoming. They invited me to stay with them when I was in town. I was able to visit them again in 2005 and 2006. They shared lots of family photos I had never seen before. In 2006 I was fortunate to be able to see Harold before he passed away. I was back in 2007 and 2008, and my then boyfriend and I introduced Ruth to Indian food. Then a lot of things changed in my life and I wasn't able to travel very much, so I didn't get to see her again, but we still talked by phone and e-mail. She shared my happiness when I became a grandmother.
Ruth had a caring and loving spirit. She affected the lives of so many people in such a positive way. She was a wonderful person, and I feel very privileged to have been able to know her. Ruth died last week, on July 14. I will miss her so much.