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Wanda Jean Mathews

1932 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Wanda Jean Mathews Obituary
WANDA JEAN MATHEWS-WOODS A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Gridley Biggs Cemetery in Gridley for Wanda Jean Mathews-Woods, 81, of Chico, California, she passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013 of natural causes. She was born in Waldron, Arkansas on July 22, 1932 to Jeff and Addie Jett. Her family moved to Gridley where she attended local schools, graduating from Gridley High in 1948. Wanda was a beloved member of the com-munity, helping her husband Roy run a walnut farming busi-ness. When he passed in 1998, she continued to operate it herself providing employment to local families. She was an active member of the Unity Church of Oroville. Wanda loved to travel, do crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. She was active in politics and recently was named the Butte County Democrat of the Year. Her strength, courage, compassion and personal integrity left a lasting impression on her family and she will be missed by each and every one of them. Wanda is survived by her loving husband, Robert Woods, Brother Wendell Jett of Yuba City, Sister Joy Metzger of Santa Rosa, daughter Dayle Crabtree and husband Bill, of Biggs, Son David Whitinger and wife Twila, of Nampa, ID, and daughter Dianne Byrd of Paradise, numerous precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as several wonderful step-children. Services being arranged by Gridley Block Funeral Chapel.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Aug. 24, 2013
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