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For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Friday, August 13, 2021


Psychic Tammy Holmes Visits Historic Fairview Cemetery

Tammy Holmes, renowned psychic, visited Historic Fairview Cemetery, established in 1881 in Albuquerque, NM. She was immediately contacted by Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, who is buried in a family plot with her second husband, Albert G. Simms, and her son, John Medill McCormick, who died in 1938 at the age of 21. Tammy shares information about each, and shares Ruth’s uplifting message to us all.

About Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms – by Historian Susan Schwartz

Ruth was born into the privileged family of Republican Senator Mark Hanna and Charlotte Rhodes Hanna of Ohio. As a youth, she was educated at elite private schools but elected not to attend college. Instead, she became her father’s private secretary in D.C. She married Joseph Medill McCormick, son of Chicago Tribune family, in 1903. The couple lived in Illinois where he was the paper’s editor for eight years. Ruth was President of Rockford’s Consolidated Newspapers, Inc. The couple raised three children; one of whom needed a special type of milk. Unable to purchase the milk and appalled by the unsanitary conditions of Illinois dairies, Ruth opened her own dairy near Byron, Illinois.

Ruth was appointed director of the Republican Women’s National Executive Committee in 1918 She was the first elected national committeewoman from Illinois in 1924. After her husband’s death in 1925, Ruth continued her political career and won the election in 1928 to the US House of Representatives and served one term. Being defeated in the 1930 election for the U.S. Senate, Ruth returned to her newspaper interest.

While serving in the House, she met Congressman Albert G. Simms from New Mexico and they married in 1932. It was the first time two concurrent House Members married.

A native of Arkansas, Albert Simms moved to Monterrey, Mexico in 1906 at the age of 24 and worked as an accountant. He moved to Silver City, NM in 1912, the year New Mexico became a state. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1915 and practiced law in ABQ until 1919. He was a member of the city council and the Bernalillo County Commissioners. He was president of Albuquerque National Bank and a mortgage company. He served in the NM House of Representatives 1925-1927 and was elected to the US Congress as a Republican 1929-1931. He met Ruth while they served in Congress. In addition to being a banker, farmer and rancher, he and Ruth made Albuquerque Academy possible with a gift of more than 12,000 acres of undeveloped land and 7,500 shares of Albuquerque National Bank (now Bank of America) stock.

They purchased an 800-acre ranch in Albuquerque’s north valley which became their home, dairy, farm, cultural, and education center named Las Poblanos. Ruth commissioned architect John Gaw Meem to renovate the house and build La Quinta as a cultural center for the community. Ruth’s Hanna McCormick Simms’s concern for superior education and culture is active today. She founded Manzano Day School, still operating, and Sandia School for Girls, known today as coeducational Sandia Preparatory School.

On June 25, 1938, Ruth’s son, John Medill McCormick (age 21) went hiking with another young man, Richard Whitmer (age 20) in the Sandia Mountains. The boys appeared to have been climbing a cliff and fell from the top. The story though not confirmed is that they were struck by lightning and fell from a 2,000 foot cliff. Also, part of the story is that Congresswoman McCormick had the boulder brought down from the mountains because it was where they found her son’s lifeless body.

Additional information about Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms is available at WomensHistory.org and this page at the House of Representatives website. 

About Renowned Psychic Tammy Holmes

Tammy has been featured in People Magazine, on television and radio. She has been instrumental in helping local police in Missing Person cases. Always seeking to contribute to those in need, Tammy has been called to assist in circumstances where no answers could be found by traditional means. Tammy Holmes is a Credible and Reputable Member of the “Best Psychic Directory” and has been Investigated and Vetted as a Legitimate Psychic Medium. She is a Spiritual Life Coach, an author, teacher and public speaker. She writes and speaks about ways to live more joyful and peaceful lives, where you become the co-creator of your own life. Learn more information about Tammy Holmes at her website, www.TammyJHolmes.com.

Before I Die New Mexico Festival

Tammy Holmes is a featured speaker at the fifth annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival, taking place October 30 to November 2, 2021. She will speak on “The Woo-Woo Side of Death” on Tuesday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time in a virtual session online. Learn more about the Festival, which benefits Historic Fairview Cemetery, at www.BeforeIDieNM.com.

Festival Coordinator and Historic Fairview Cemetery president Gail Rubin interviewed Tammy Holmes. Tammy did additional readings about several people buried in the cemetery. Look for more videos to come!

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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