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Ida Woodward

Ida Louise Woodward, 87, of Sacramento died Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Pioneer House Nursing Facility in Sacramento.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services. Private interment will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento.

Mrs. Woodward was born June 6, 1916, in Grass Valley, to Arthur Melbourne Angove and Flora Best Angove. She was raised by her grandparents, Sam and Mary Penhall Best. She graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1934. She received her nursing degree in 1938, through the Registered Nurses Training Program at Sacramento Mercy Hospital, where she worked until retiring in the late 1960s. At the time of her retirement, she was Superintendent of Nursing at Mercy Children’s Hospital.



She enjoyed nursing and caring for others, gardening, homemaking and was an avid letter writer.

She is survived by her cousins Marian Wells of Grass Valley, and Chester Cornish of Fresno; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law A. James and Axzine Woodward of Stockton, and Ronald K. and Marilyn Bailie of Rapid City, S.D.; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins in South Dakota, Nevada City and Grass Valley. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Arthur Gilbert Woodward.


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