Judith Annette Wooley

Obituary
  • "It seems forever since you left my dear sister. You are..."
    - Jeanette Cooper
  • "This one's for u Grandma J. Thanks for cheering us on all..."
    - Alexis & Allie Vann
  • "i miss u grandma. i love u. thanksgiving isnt the same..."
    - alexis vann
  • "Thinking of you with love."
  • "Guardian Angel"

Judith Annette Taylor Wooley Dec. 12, 1939 - June 4, 2011 Judith Wooley died peacefully June 4, 2011 at Kaiser Hospital in San Rafael, Ca from liver cancer. Judith lived a full life born 12-12-1939 In Roxboro, North Carolina to James Walter Taylor, Jr. and Thelma Smith Taylor. Judy was raised in Wilmington, N.C. Where she graduated from New Hanover High School in 1957. She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where she met Gene Paul Wooley. They married in 1959. The couple lived in Seattle with their first child then returned to Provo, Utah to resume their educations at B.Y.U. where they had their second child and then returned to the state of Washington and had their third child in Richland Wa. Judy resumed her education and in 1968 received her B.A in education and taught first grade. Following a divorce in 1969, Judy worked as a Social Worker with WA. Dept. Of Social & Health Services until 1977 when she moved her daughters to Boise Idaho and completed her Masters Degree. She worked as a Senior Social worker for the State Of Idaho and then as Social Service Director for AARP in the Senior Employment Program. The death in 1982 of her 21 year old daughter, Darsaya "Darci" Denise Wooley, as the result of an auto accident in Utah was a devastating loss for Judy and Darci's two younger sisters. In 1997, the arrival of triplets, Alexis, James & Allie Vann, fulfilled Judy's ultimate dream. She became a grandmother and they were the light of her life. In 2003 she moved to Petaluma Ca to be nearer her family and grandchildren. Judy was a forth generation member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. She was preceded in death by: her daughter, father in 1944, mother in 2002, stepfather Hayden Boshard in 1992 and great niece Katie Lee Coffin in 1985. She is survived and beloved by daughters Cinda Vann and Pam Mouw of California and son-in-laws Steve Vann and Mitch Mouw, the triplet grandchildren, her only sister Jeanette Cooper of Idaho whom she loved deeply, Nephews Scott, Bryan and David Cooper, and Nieces Kara Coffin, Debra Stewart, and their spouses and children. Judy will be so deeply missed by her family and friends. She loved gardening and in lieu of flowers Judy would love that you plant a beautiful flower in your garden in celebration of her life. Per her wishes, a private family memorial service will be held and private condolences may be left for her family at (inmemoryjudith@live.com)

Published in Idaho Statesman on June 12, 2011
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