R.I.P. Ruth Ross Ziolkowski

The spiritual and business leader of the Crazy Horse Memorial passed away on May 21, 2014.

Melanie and I felt honored to meet this humble woman on a visit to Crazy Horse:

From the left: Melanie Heuerman, Ruth Ziolkowski, Tom Heuerman, Warren Harming

From the left: Melanie Heuerman, Ruth Ziolkowski, Tom Heuerman, Warren Harming

Ruth has joined Korczak in eternity. When I think of them I am reminded of the quote from Arthur Schopenhauer:

The kings left their crowns and scepters behind here, and the heroes their weapons. Yet the great spirits among them all, whose splendor flowed out of themselves, who did not receive it from outward things, they take their greatness across with them.

One thought on “R.I.P. Ruth Ross Ziolkowski

  1. Aw, Tom … I’m so sorry to read the news of Ruth’s passing. I remember her story vividly from your book, and remember being moved and inspired by her single-minded dedication to her vision. She was proof that a purpose-filled life really can move mountains. My condolences to you and Mel, and to all of the other people who were fortunate enough to know her.

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