Lois Woolwine

Lois Woolwine

OCEAN PARK — Lois Woolwine, 68, a 13-year resident of the Peninsula, died May 24, 2011, in Ocean Park.

A native of Waldron, Ark., she was born there on Aug. 18, 1942, the daughter of William and Eula (Hooper) Calvert. Three years after her birth the family moved to Longview.  Four years later they moved to Live Oak, Calif., where she received her education and graduated from high school.

On Feb. 17, 1961, she married Jim Woolwine, whom she had met two years earlier and the couple settled in Colusa, Calif. She became a wife, mother and homemaker. A graduate of the cosmetology program at Yuba College, she also worked outside the home as a beautician.  For a number of years she and her twin sister, Joyce Brookins, operated Twin Curls Salon in Colusa.

Having visited the Peninsula over the years, she and her husband settled permanently in Ocean Park 13 years ago. Here she could enjoy the serenity, natural beauty and small town life.  Over past years she enjoyed snow skiing, fishing and shopping. A deeply caring wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her.

Besides her husband Jim of Ocean Park, survivors include a daughter, Leanell Ferguson of Vancouver; a son, Lance Woolwine of Spanaway; a brother, Obe Calvert; six sisters, Eula Bishop, Mert Risenhoover, Mary Gouldsmith, Joyce Brookins, Brenda Cook and Pat Comer; grandchildren Tony Woolwine, Ember Woolwine, Samantha Woolwine, Ryan Bender and Jared Bender; 11 nieces and four nephews. 

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 12:30 p.m., at Penttila’s Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach. Her guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.

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