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Ruth Wayne Quatkemeier Bunn
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1925
Death: Jan. 19, 1998

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio (Kentucky)
died in Hayward, CA at Kaiser Hospital

On 12-1-1993 Ruth received a note from March Fong Eu
as then she was the Secretary of State. The note goes
like this:

Dear Ruth, Thanks for your letter bringing me up to
date on what is happening in your life. As you see from
the amended date on this letter-my departure has been delayed by the adjournment of the US Senate and how I've
got to wait till they come back into session before
we can go ahead on the confirmation process. So-I'll
be around a little while longer. My bones are healing
well-and I'm now in physical therapy. Probably just as well
that there is a delay. It will give me more time to heal!
If I ever get up to Bay Area-I'll try to see you and drop
by before I go off to paradise Island. Best to your
Hyatt, March

Another letter that she wrote was about her son Jim and
the medical profession.

To: James H. Meyer
University of California
Davis, California 95616
June 5, 1975

Dear Chancellor Meyer:

Thank you so much for your letter of Congratulations on
Jame's graduation from U. C. Davis. We are pleased to know
that your children are fortunate enough to have by-passed
the "drugs-dropout 1970's pitfalls" also.

Jimmy had hoped to graduate with honors by switching majors,
but was denied this privilege, and so has decided not to
participate in the graduation exercises. Since he had
taken a straight pre-med course, and knew he had no chance
of getting into a Medical School it was, of course, a
face-saving gesture on his part.

We have just returned from a brief visit to Mexico City
and Acapulco, and Mr. Garrison's letter must have gotten
into the "junk mail pile" unfortunately. We will
certainly consider the gift of a lifetime membership
in the Alumni Association for Jim, and wish to thank you
for your help to us in the past.

I have spent this past year writing to legislators
ranging from the President and Mrs. Ford, Vice President
Rockafeller, Pete Stark, March Fong, etc., and will
enclose a copy of one reply. If the pen had been
mightier than the sword, Davis would now have enough
medical facilities to accomodate all of this June's
pre-med students, and we would all have benefitted.
Although my mission was not accomplished, I did try, and
wanted you to know that many parents do care, and try,
both actively and by prayer to help UCD.


Ruth Bunn (Mrs. H. M.)

She was actively involved in writing to her government
when she wanted to change things mostly for the better.
For family, as well as, her country.

President Jimmy Carter
The White House
Washington D. C. 20535
November 21, 1977

Dear Mr. Carter,

You asked that we call you with our questions. We tried,
but your line was busy. Now I am writing on the chance
that this may be one of the few letters to reach your desk.
My question is "What has happened to our Department of
Immigration"? How can unemployment and welfare be helped
by flooding our country with illegal aliens crossing the
borders of Mexico and Canada, plus bringing in over
100,000 Chinese (along with Tong wars in San Francisco,
Monterey is fighting Oriental massage parlors), and
importing Doctors from every country in the world?

I'm enclosing a copy of a letter I wrote to some of out
legislators on May 2, 1975. You inherited these problems,
but please reconsider allowing our country to be overrun
with aliens. My college educated sons are both un-
employed at the moment (Jimmy, 24, is still trying to
save enough money to enter Guadalajara, as my Oakland
Fire Chief husband is now on Disability Retirement, due to
a heart attack). I find it harder all the time to have
"faith in our system of government". How sad when only
the Nazis and the KKK seem to care enough about our
country to want to guard our borders.

Why can't some of the unemployed and welfare people be put
to work for the Immigration Department? The could be trained as border guards, given trailer homes near the
border lines, and a chance to protect their homeland.
There are CETA jobs, but you have to be unemployed 30 days
to qualify for them. How demoralizing to force willing
workers to sit around for a month using up their savings
instead of letting them apply for decent paying jobs

Our Legislators talk about keeping their salaries in line
with private industry, well, take a check of salaries paid
to clerks in department stores, Ambulance Company
employees (remember, they take the patients to the Doctors,
and try to keep them alive until they reach the hospital)
and see how their salaries compare to those paid by
Government for the most menial jobs. Only the top few
make "big salaries"' my sons have never had decent jobs
since graduation.

I'm enclosing a wedding picture, our son, Steve, 22, was
married this year; and you can see that we are not
"wild-eyed radicals"' I'm originally from "Dixie" too.
My best regards to you and your family and out prayers
will be with you in your most difficult job. It would be
an honor and a pleasure to hear from you.

Mrs. H. M. Bunn

Mrs. Gerald Ford
The White House
Washington D. C.
March 6, 1975

Dear Mrs. Ford,

Good luck with your ERA amendment, you have my support.

Please give your support to my proposal to allow all
qualified young students go on to be physicians.
Surely the more young people we have dedicated to saving
life the less likely we are to have war.


Ms. Ruth Bunn

cc. Legislators

Family links: 
  Hyatt Miles Bunn (1927 - 2002)*
  James Edward Bunn (1953 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Lone Tree Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Plot 18, Section 1
Maintained by: Sue
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Ruth Wayne <i>Quatkemeier</i> Bunn
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Born 8-13-1925 on the border of KY andOHSSN 402-26-4338
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