Mary S. Woodley

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November 2, 1951 - November 19, 2013 Mary Woodley passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Nov. 19, 2013 age 62. She is survived by David G. Lawrie, her husband of 37 years, her son David S. Lawrie, her brother, Charles L. Woodley and her sister, Leigh Rochelle-Woodley. Mary was born in Montgomery, Ala. but with her father's Air Force career, she grew up in a highly diverse set of states. She attended the University of Florida and graduated with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Latin. After teaching high school Latin for a year in Jacksonville, Fla., she moved to California to pursue MS and PhD degrees in Classical Archaeology at UCLA. Subsequently, she also received an MLS degree from UCLA. From 1986 to 1999, Mary served as a librarian in The Getty Research Institute. In 1999, she joined the Oviatt Library of the California State University Northridge. From 2004, she served as Collection Development Coordinator and was the library's subject liaison for the art, archaeology, and anthropology departments. In addition to being project director for CSUN's first digital library project, the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library, Mary was their resident metadata and knowledge management expert for the past decade. Mary was also a passionate quilter. She was a very active and well regarded member of the San Fernando Valley Quilt Association. Viewing will be held Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Mortuary, 8717 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Funeral services will be held there on Sunday, Nov. 24th at 10 a.m.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 22, 2013
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