Lauretta (Proulx) Woodbury
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Lauretta was born in 1917. She passed away in 2017.
- 1920 Danvers MA Census shows Loretta A Proulx youngest child with her family. Father: Eugene and mother Anna J, and siblings, who were: (personal recollection of siblings by Lauretta- name spelling changed) Jeanne Blanche;Irene Claudia; Edward; and Eugene.
- WOODBURY. Lauretta Anna (nee Proulx) Was born to Anna and Joseph Proulx in Danvers, Massachusetts, on October 6, 1917. She died on September 12, 2017 at the age of 99 years and 11 months (just 24 days short of her 100th birthday!) at the Green Acres Manor in Kenwood, California. Lauretta married Willard "Woody" Dana Woodbury in Reno, Nevada on May 15, 1944. After being pen pals for a while, she rode the train from Massachusetts to Nevada to meet him and married him five days later! They lived the remainder of their lives in California, but enjoyed traveling, especially to wherever the fishing was good. Lauretta was the mother of five children, and was preceded in death by her husband Willard and eldest son, Mark Francis. She is survived by her son David Woodbury, daughters Anita Bergh, Jeanne Woodbury, and Sandi Maurer, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Lauretta was an exceptionally strong woman, was driving herself to St. James Catholic church in Petaluma at age 96, and for years knitted a blanket and a dozen wool hats each month for the newborns at Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. At 85, she said "I feel the best I've ever felt in my life. Sure I've got some aches and pains, but I feel terrific". A memorial luncheon will be held at Cafe Citti in Kenwood, California on Friday, October 6, starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service starting at 3 p.m. at the St. James Catholic Church in Petaluma. Her ashes will be placed at the Forest Ranch Cemetery, located near Chico, California. 
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