Ellsworth Woody

Ellsworth Woody, 99, of Williams, passed away on July 28, 2013 at Emerald Oaks in Yuba City.
He was born on May 24, 1914 to Ellen and John Ryan in Portland, Oregon.
He is survived by 4 generations; daughters, Lana DeStefani of Roseville and Christie Ponciano of Williams; 5 grandchildren, Yvonne Homer, Kerstin Morell, Colette DeStefani, Koren Martinelli and Jennifer Firestone; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years Dorothy Kerr Woody and grandson Rick Ponciano.
Ellsworth was a member of the Lions Club, Elks Club, Masonic Lodge, and Shriners International. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and watching his favorite football team, the 49ers. Ellsworth was a Williams resident for 63 years, he was a walnut farmer and worked for Production Credit Association in Willows for 7 years. Ellsworth will be truly missed by his family.
Graveside burial will be held at the Alturas Cemetery, August 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., conducted by Pastor Chris Madsen of Sutter North Hospice, with a reception following at John and Pat Kerr's home in Alturas.
In Memory of Ellsworth, donations may be made to Sutter North Hospice-Sutter Medical Foundation, 969 Plumas Street, Suite 207, Yuba City, CA 95991; or Emerald Oaks, 2290 Forrest Lane, Yuba City, CA 95993. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. FD 410

Published in Willows Journal on Aug. 3, 2013