Lillian Mae Woolbert

Lillian Mae Woolbert

Lillian Mae Woolbert went peacefully to be with her Lord on November 30, 2012, with family by her side. She was born in Renton, Washington on November 12, 1919.

During WWII, Lillian worked as a sawyer building ammunition boxes. She also worked for the Pioneer Bakery in Renton; the Tukwila School district, JC Penney in Renton, Home Town Hardware in Tukwila but was a stay-at-home mom when raising the children. She was active for 28 years in the 50 Plus Club at St. Thomas Parrish in Tukwila. She also served in the community as a Brownie Troop leader, UGNF Chair and served on the Tukwila Human Services Advisory Board. Lillian was a positive life force and role model for all who knew and loved her.

Lillian is survived by her husband of 77 years, Jim. Living in the same Tukwila home for 66 years they raised their three children: son, Jim, now deceased; and daughters Pam Fernald (George) and Deborah Ross. Lillian and her husband have been foster parents to more than a dozen children, one of whom, Evelyn Doll, is like a third daughter

Lillian had a great love for all children and was the beloved grandmother to five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Cady Cremation Services, 8414 S. 222nd St., Kent, Wa

Remembrances may be made to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Animal Enrichment Fund or Highline Home Hospice.

Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012