Family, friends and city leaders came out to Plummer Park on Saturday to honor the life of one of West Hollywood’s founders, Ruth Williams. Here are some of their dedications:
“I hope that’s what we can take from Ruth — to make the city the best it can be.” — Abbe Land, former WeHo Councilmember
“She was dedicated to the most in need and the most unfortunate in our community – Steve Martin, former WeHo Councilmember
“If Ruth was here right now, she would say refund the police. We need our sheriffs. Keep public safety strong.” — WEHOville publisher – Larry Block
I feel like we have lost part of our soul”. John Heilman, former WeHo council member.
Her legacy is all everywhere, you look at those programs for all in need – Los Angeles County Tax Assessor and Former WeHo council member Jeffrey Prang
Thank you for sharing your mother and grandmother with us all these years——-
She didn’t leave any stone unturned to defend this community.
I did not go to the Mt. Sinai memorial. There was no Shiva to sit as far as I know and the Plummer Park gathering was VERY casual. I never was able to say goodbye to Ruth although we were in touch daily and close neighbors. I think Ruth deserved a far more respectful and dignified goodbye. Or a larger and crowded final rite. I think the City could have organized an event that could an still can; one that can show the honor and respect and love we had for her and that she had for the city. So… Read more »
ask Steve Martin, he has her son’s phone. There was a very nice event in Plummer Park in Ruth’s honor.
Point of fact: Photo descriptions welcome.
Disappointing& discouraging presentation by the City in a tribute to Ruth Williams. Crude set up with not a pot of flowers in sight. People dressed as if they were on their way to the beach and stopped for a photo op. Disrespectful to Ruth Williams and her family but a showing of lack of respect by a minority of the attendees.
That was “lack of self respect by a majority of the attendees”