“It is with our heavy hearts and it devastates us to announce the untimely passing of our dear mother, Ruth Hanna Williams on June 17, 2022,” reads a statement by Ruth’s two sons Steven and Richard, who announced their mother’s passing this morning.
The statement states that on June 4th, Ruth suffered a stroke which she succumbed to at the hospital and passed away. “Ruth was continuously surrounded by her family and friends during her last days and knew how much she was loved,” her sons stated. “To know her was to love her and she will be greatly missed.”
Ruth is survived by her sons Steven and Richard Neubauer, Michael Forster and her grandchildren Jonathan, Lauren Neubauer, and Jacob Forster. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made and will be communicated once completed.
The sons invite the entire community to a celebration of her life. Michael can be contacted at 310-261-8315, and Richard at 818-522-1725 with any questions.
Condolences are pouring in on social media:
“Ruth was a powerful influence on the establishment and incorporation of the City of West Hollywood” reads a press release by the West Hollywood / Beverly Hills Democratic Club. “She also helped establish and became a president of the West Hollywood / Beverly Hills Democratic Club. She was a “mover and shaker” and tireless worker for the many, many causes she believed in. People could always count on her to step up when ever she could. We will relay any information regarding services as soon as we hear something.
We will truly miss our Ruth.”
“Sending my deepest condolences to Ruth’s family,” posted Yola Dore. “May her incomparable spirit and love of this city live on through those that follow!”
“What a loss,” said Genevieve Morrill. “I am grateful I was able to say goodbye yesterday. Love to her sons and her grandchildren and all who cared and adored her. Xoxo Rest In Peace dear Ruth.”
“I loved and admired Ruth Ruth Forster Williams,” said Marco Colantonio. “She was an inspiration, a caring, loving hero and warrior for her family, friends and her beloved West Hollywood.”
“I am so sad to hear this,” wrote Josh Kurpies. “She is already so missed but her impact and memory will live on. My condolences to her family for which she was most proud.”