Ida Woolley |

Ida Woolley

Ida Marie Woolley died Oct. 20 after a short illness. She was 84.

A Christian celebration of her life was held Oct. 24 with friends and family at Sierra Crest in Sparks, Nev.

Mrs. Woolley was born on Dec. 20, 1922, to Veto and Jeanette (DiSanza) Ferro in Ogden, Utah. (Her father’s last name had been Ferri until he emigrated from Bari, Italy, in 1909, and the name was changed on his American documents.)

Mrs. Woolley married Joseph C. Fields in 1942 and moved to California before her divorce. She married Kenneth S. Woolley in Hollywood in 1954. She worked at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard during World War II and as a receptionist for Blue Haven Pools, in Culver City, Calif., before retiring in 1985 as an office manager from Mar Vista Lumber in Mar Vista, Calif.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Maria Elena and James Brower of Grass Valley, and Donna Jeanne and Scott Tobiasen of Fresno; son and daughter-in-law Anthony Lawrence and Marisa Woolley of La Mirada; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Don Barney Sr. of Long Beach; sisters Rosalie Eberhart of Sparks, Nev., and Carol Lee Manary of Huntington Beach; grandchildren Anthony Brower and Jennifer Brower of Sacramento, Jeffrey Brower of El Dorado Hills, Joanne Woolley, John Paul Lansang and Aprille Lansang of La Mirada, Andrew Tobiasen, Joshua (Bannon) Tobiasen, Douglas Scott Tobiasen and Elisabeth Gracie Tobiasen of Fresno; four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Circle of Life Hospice in Reno, Nev.

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