RIP ruth, paul humphrey's widow

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yllw2lip

Social climber
Orange, CA
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
another bump in memory this month of Ruth who passed away a year ago. Love you Ruth! Please donate to raise money for Melanoma Cancer Research if you can. http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/paulandruth/annadwingersfundraisingpage Thank you so much and God bless!

Anna
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 14, 2013 - 11:24pm PT

Oh... f*@k. I missed this last year. I'm so sorry.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 14, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
hey there say, yllw2lip ...

nice to see you again... hugs and prayers at this hard time of
remembrance...

god bless...
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 14, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Gym says hello

Credit: nature

I think I will strap him to my backpack and start to take him boarding with me. The little hen just isn't getting it done and chicken slut is MIA.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:47am PT
Their bravery always caught in my throat.

DMT
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 15, 2013 - 01:08am PT
What fortune that they found each other.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Dec 15, 2013 - 01:13am PT
What a sad couple of years. So many wonderful souls leaving us. I wonder what is the big occasion up there that needs them all?

Hugs,
Anastasia
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 16, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
I didn't catch this last year and never knew Paul or Ruth but this makes me very sad. I know two younger women right now with very serious cancers. Neither is likely to live very long. My heart goes out to all whose friends and who personally are suffering with these frightening diseases.
My congratulations and admiration go out to the two Santa Cruz women I know personally who've fought it off. (yes you Susan, and another younger friend).
Oddly enough most of the people I know right now are women, 1 man. Your courage is an inspiration.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 16, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
Angela and i met Ruth and Paul in IC. Paul was already very weak from his cancer but wanted to fulfill a longtime dream of climbing Super Crack. I put up the rope and then belayed Paul on an effort that could only be described as heroic. He was very weak and had to rest after every move but he simply would not give up. It took him well over an hour but it was a very gratifying moment when i lowered an exhausted but elated Paul to the ground.

I was truly shocked when i heard that Ruth died from the same disease 16 months later. I believe she was cancer free when we met and for her to contract the same, fairly rare, disease stretches credulity.
yllw2lip

Social climber
Orange, CA
Nov 30, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
hey there say, yllw2lip ...

nice to see you again... hugs and prayers at this hard time of
remembrance...

god bless...

Thank you for the hugs and prayers. The anniversary of Ruth's passing isn't far away, and I am feeling the wave of grief washing over me already... This sucks. She was an angel. Still is, I am sure.
yllw2lip

Social climber
Orange, CA
Nov 30, 2014 - 01:03pm PT
Angela and i met Ruth and Paul in IC. Paul was already very weak from his cancer but wanted to fulfill a longtime dream of climbing Super Crack. I put up the rope and then belayed Paul on an effort that could only be described as heroic. He was very weak and had to rest after every move but he simply would not give up. It took him well over an hour but it was a very gratifying moment when i lowered an exhausted but elated Paul to the ground.

I was truly shocked when i heard that Ruth died from the same disease 16 months later. I believe she was cancer free when we met and for her to contract the same, fairly rare, disease stretches credulity.

Donini, I remember Paul telling me that story (in that highly animated way he had about him. So intense!) And I would be so happy to have someone write about that and send me pictures. Would you be able to send me a detailed re-cap and some pictures? My email is yllw2lip@yahoo.com And I welcome anyone to send me stories about their memories of Paul and Ruth. Two amazing spirits and two beautiful souls. Guess they were meant to be together forever, in life and in death. May God rest their souls.

-Anna (Paul's Lil' sis)
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 30, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
Gym went to Shelf Road with us this past week. He kinda was on the down low. I think he's still recovering from that fun shark encounter. Hawaii trip coming up and I'm sure he'll be back to his normal self. He says hello and wishes everyone well.

He's also working on his pilots license.

Credit: nature
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 1, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
hey there say, yllw2lip... so happy to see you here and letting us know how you are...

yes, you are still in my/our prayers...


if you ever want a special painting, for free, of paul,
for a memory, to lean on, let me know... email is here on the
supertopo... i still cherish that email from ruth, and alway will...
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Dec 1, 2014 - 06:42pm PT
I really didn't know either Ruth or Paul well, only met in the last year or so of their lives. Very glad to have known them both briefly.
Hi Gym!
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Dec 1, 2014 - 07:37pm PT
I never met them personally, but felt I knew them through Paul's writings. Truly an inspiration at many levels. And they both motivated me to start getting bi-annual skin checkups.
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