Ruth L. Tighe passed away on 17 October 2012 at the age of 81. She had been dealing with cancer and lung disease for a number of years. In the end, she went peacefully and was buried at sea according to her wishes.

Here are a few links to various articles on the web that talk about Ruth.

Marianas Variety
Saipan Tribune
Jamaican in China
Unheard No More
More Milk and In Memoriam
Ruth L. Tighe Good Citizen Awards
Video Tribute to Ruth

Here's a link to her online blog: On My Mind.

Here's my own tribute to my mom.

-- Michael Tighe (tighe at rcn dot com)