Obituary of Jonathan Wooldridge |

Obituary of Jonathan Wooldridge

Jonathan Wooldridge

Jonathan Charles Wooldridge went to be with our Lord on Oct. 7, 2014. He was 56.

An intimate gathering for the celebration of his life was held at the home of his mother and stepfather on Oct. 12.

Jonathan was born Dec. 12, 1957, in Ann Arbor, Mich., and lived there until he was four years old. He lived throughout California and in the ’90s relocated to Grass Valley.

Jonathan loved caring for dogs and cats. He was an avid reader and had a great knowledge of trivia. His favorite city was San Francisco. His first car was a Ford Mustang and he always had a special place in his heart for that car.

During his high school years, he was active in drama and Camerata Chamber Choir. His favorite television show was “The Donna Reed Show” and the music he loved included Barbara Streisand, James Taylor, Barry Manilow, Diana Krall, Jim Brickman, Michael Buble and Natalie Cole.

He is survived by his mother, Joan Ruth Ortlieb and stepfather Richard Ortlieb. He is also survived by his siblings: Paul Christopher Wooldridge, Catherine Joan and her husband Christopher Wade Nesselroad, Lisa Anne and her husband Byron Scott Starnes; and his nephews, Matthew Wade and Andrew James Nesselroad and Cory Ryan and Justin Connor Starnes.

He has now joined his father, Charles Edward Wooldridge, who passed away April 20, 1972.

Psalm 23:4 — “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

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