WOODS, Marilyn J. 'Bobbie'
MARILYN JEANNE' WOODS of Granite Bay, CA passed away on December 3, 2012, following a year of declining health. 'Bobbie' Woods was born on August 24, 1928 in Red Wing, MN to Walter F. Woods and Laura C. Scott, the youngest of 4 daughters. The eldest sister survives, Nell Woods, 90, of Granite Bay. She also leaves behind her niece, Patrice Bingham Offenhauser, also of Granite Bay, and her beloved great-nephew Joseph Offenhauser, of Eugene, OR.
Ms. Woods and her mother and sisters moved from Minnesota to California in 1945. They lived for two years in Sacramento, where she attended McClatchy High School, then moved on to their longtime home in Menlo Park, CA. In 1992 she moved to Reno NV to join other family members. In 2003 they all moved back to California, this time settling in Granite Bay.
Bobbie loved animals, and family pets became her 'children.' She had a sense of sweetness and spiritual optimism that made her a joy to know. Her love of God imbued everything she did.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Emil and Vivi Dobre at Candlelight Home Care in Citrus Heights. Together with Gerontologist Debra Genovia, they all worked tirelessly to make Bobbie's final 15 months of life there comfortable and safe. Their patient and loving attention was above and beyond what anyone could expect of caregivers.
No services will be held. Donations in Bobbie's memory may be made to the Placer SPCA in Roseville. She will be put to rest at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Dec. 16, 2012