Kaye Bullock, with her Grandson, Moses (and the jacket with Oath Keeper patch and tab she loved to wear).
From Stewart Rhodes:
This past Sunday, April 22, 2012, our close friend, Kaye Bullock passed away after a long fight against breast cancer. She was like family to my wife, Tasha, and I. Like an older sister. She was also a great patriot and great supporter of Oath Keepers from day one. Our lives, and the cause of freedom, are greatly diminished by her passing. She was also a legendary mid-wife in Las Vegas, and we were honored to have her deliver three of our five children, with our youngest, River (now three) being the last.
Kaye was an amazing woman. I first met her back in the mid 90s when she was a student in one of my concealed carry classes. The first thing that jumped out about Kaye was how she handled stress, after so many years of being a midwife. In the concealed carry classes I liked to induce some stress in the final range day of the class, and it was typical to see people who shot tight groups when just target practicing get all flustered and shoot badly with a little bit of stress placed on them, such as tight time frames, shoot-no-shoot decisions, man-on-man drills, a charging target, or shooting while having someone yell in their ear things like: "He's got a gun! You need to do something NOW to solve your problem!" It was fun to watch how people reacted to that stress. Well, with Kaye, the reaction was different than most. She was shooting a new pistol, an HK p7 (new to her), and her groups were bigger than the rest of the students when they were just target shooting with no rush, no stress.
But when we put the stress on, I noticed that while everyone else's groups got bigger, Kaye's shrunk! She actually shot better under stress than without it. She would focus better, shoot more smoothly and faster, and just shine under stress. Clearly, her years of being a midwife, with all the crazy, stressful situations she had been in where she had to be the calm in the midst of the storm - the one person who could not and did not lose it no matter what - all that had prepared her well to not just function under stress, but to excel under stress. Stress was her natural environment. She lived there for thousands of hours in her career. I made a mental note that she was the person you wanted to deliver a baby.
So, when my wife Tasha became pregnant with our first baby, our first thought was to call Kaye, and that was the beginning of a wonderful friendship that enriched our lives. She taught us so much about home-birth, parenthood, homeopathic and home care, and I taught hand-to-hand to her and fellow-midwife Lindy, after-hours at The Midwife's House. But above all, knowing her helped to remind me of just what amazing people Americans can still be. Over the years, Kaye and her wonderful family have always been the example foremost in my mind of salt-of-the earth Americans who prove that this nation is not lost, is not beyond saving, since it is still capable of producing such strong and good people. Knowing that has kept me from falling into cynicism or despair.
Kaye was the strongest person we have ever known, and many times she helped to give me strength. She had an unshakable faith - a conviction - that though our Constitution hung by a thread, it would be saved, that our Republic would not fall, that in the end, team freedom would prevail. She would look me in the eye and tell me she had NO DOUBT, that she JUST KNEW we would win. She just knew it. And she would tell me that she was also convinced and just knew that I would have a role to play in it. So, when I founded Oath Keepers she was ecstatic, and she told me many times since that this was it, this was what I was here for, what I was supposed to do to play my part in saving our Republic. She was a HUGE supporter of Oath Keepers (and a huge fan of Sheriff Mack) and proudly wore her Oath Keepers patch and tab on her jacket wherever she went, and at every opportunity she would corner poor, helpless Sheriff Deputies and Highway Patrol officers and give them an earful about Oath Keepers. And her kids are the same way! In particular Jesse, Jamie, and Brooke are infamous for their no-fear outreach. If her son Jesse gets pulled over while going a bit fast on his street bike, he takes the opportunity to talk to the officer about the Constitution and Oath Keepers (and usually walks away without a ticket as a bonus), and when Brooke was recently in traffic court, she walked right up to the judge on the bench, handed him and his bailiff some Oath Keepers brochures, and told them both they need to check out Oath Keepers! Fearless. They get it from their Mom.
Please continue the article at Oath Keepers:http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2012/04/26/in-memory-of-kaye-bullock-friend-patriot-and-oath-keeper-extraordinaire/