Paulyne Woollen

Friday, November 20, 2009

On Nov. 14, 2009, our mother, Paulyne Woollen, passed to the other side to be with our father.

She was born in Sterling, Mo., on April 9, 1924. When she was eight she moved to Mountain Grove, Mo., with her family, and grew up there. Later she met our Dad at a government training camp in Missouri. Mom trained to be a machinist (all 5'2" of her). After the war Mom, Dad, and Donna moved west with our Aunt Joanne and Uncle Wayne to Idaho.

Dad and Uncle Wayne hired out on the railroad and worked there over 40 years. Mom made our home in Glenns Ferry. It was filled with love and caring for her three daughters and eventually her two oldest granddaughters, Stacey Curry and Jeri Thome.

Mom and Dad made many life-long friends during their years in Glenns Ferry.

These were the best years of Mom's life.

When the railroad moved out of Glenns Ferry Mom and Dad moved to Caldwell.

During this time they became grandparents to three more grandchildren, Andrew, Lindsay, and Bradley plus two great-grandsons, Eric and Clayton.

Their home in Caldwell holds many happy memories for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eventually, they retired to Meridian and lived near Paula for a few years before Dad's stroke and eventual hospitalization. Once Dad was sick, Mom moved to an apartment in Meridian and was happy there for several years until Dad passed away. Then she moved to an assisted living facility in Mountain Home to be nearer her daughter, Anne. She was well taken care of and happy at Aaron Brucke. The staff was kind and grew close to her. At the end of her life Hearts for Hospice came in to help take care of her.

Her daughters, Donna York (Jim), Anne Bowlden (Lee) and Paula Rice (Russell) are thankful that she is out of pain and gone to be with Dad, her parents, and brothers.

If anyone wants to make donations in her memory we suggest the Meals on Wheels, PO Box 263, Glenns Ferry.

Thanks to everyone that has been so helpful and kind during this time.