Marilyn J. ("Bobbie") Woods

Marilyn Jeanne' ("Bobbie") Woods

Marilyn J. 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. She lived in Reno from 1992 through 2003. She was the youngest of 4 daughters, predeceased by eldest sister Julia Laub, then by Marguerite Bingham. One 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, first to Sacramento, then to Menlo Park. In 1992 she moved to Reno to join other family members. In 2003 they all moved back to California, this time settling in Granite Bay.

Never married, Bobbie lavished her love and attention on her close friends and her mother, sisters and her niece's family. She had a soft spot for animals of all types, but especially adored her own dogs and cats, and those of her family. They were all her "children." Bobbie was an accomplished artist, and approached all creative projects with beauty and perfection. She had a sense of sweetness and spiritual optimism that made her a joy to know. Her love of God imbued everything she did.

No services will be held. Donations in Bobbie's memory may be made to the Placer SPCA in Roseville, CA. She will be put to rest at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto, joining many other relatives already at peace there.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, 2012