Reid Sanders Woolf

4 Jan 1924 - 22 Sep 2004

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Reid Sanders Woolf

4 Jan 1924 - 22 Sep 2004
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I remember a story Grandpa (Reid Woolf) told one Sunday afternoon (circa 1996) about how much he cared for Grandma (Gladys Jordan). When they were in high school, Grandpa was head-over-heals for Grandma, and he didn't want her dating anyone but him. Once, there was another young man (Harold?) who as
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Reid Sanders Woolf

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Married: 23 Jun 1943
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Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States
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SouthPawPhilly

August 4, 2011
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August 4, 2011

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Grandma Woolf Obituary

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Birth: Oct. 16, 1924, 
Milo
, Bonneville County
, Idaho, USA Death: Dec. 3, 2007, 
Provo, 
Utah County, 
Utah, USA 
 Gladys Virginia Jordan Woolf was born on October 16, 1924 at Milo, Idaho to Melvin Robert & Florence Moore Jordan. She was the third child of her parents, but the first daughter born to them. She had 6 siblings; Melvin Max, Glenn Reed, Vonda Fern, Anna Marie, Shirley Janiel, and Dallas Pauline. She passed away on December 3, 2007 in Provo, Utah.


 She attended Elementary school at a small country school in Milo, Idaho where her father was one of her teachers. She attended and graduated from Ucon High School, Ucon, Idaho in the Spring of 1942. It was there that she met her High School sweetheart, who would later become her lifelong friend and husband.


 On Christmas day of 1942, she became engaged to Reid Sanders Woolf, and they were subsequently married on June 23, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their union was blessed with 3 children; Nancy Ann, twin sons, Donald Jay and Ronald Kay. 



She was an active member of the Church for her entire life. She served in many callings over the years, many of which involved teaching the gospel to primary children and youth.
Most of their early years together were spent in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She obtained employment in 1953 with the Atomic Energy Division of the Phillips Petroleum Company. Her income made it possible for them to purchase a home in Idaho Falls for their family. In the Spring of 1964, the family moved to Anaheim, California. She worked for many years as a legal secretary for the Beckman Instrument Corp., and also the Unocal Company. After retirement, they moved to Provo, Utah to be close to their daughter and her family.


 Both she and her beloved husband suffered strokes on the same day in January of 2003. (They did everything together!) Her husband, Reid, preceded her in death from complications of that stroke on September 22, 2004. She had missed him so much for the remainder of her life, and spoke of him daily.


 She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings (with the exception of her sister Dallas), her husband Reid of 64 years, and her youngest son Ron, who died just 25 days before.


 She is survived by her sister, Dallas Hatch, of Salt Lake City, daughter, Nancy Hilmo, of Provo, son Donald, of Riverside, California, 16 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.


 Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Riverside Ward, 3500 North 180 East, Provo, Utah. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the chapel. 
Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
 Published in the Daily Herald on 12/6/2007

Grandpa's obituary in the Daily Herald

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I found this obituary in the Daily Herald (posted online 09/25/2004) and am including it here because it tells a lot about Grandpa Woolf, not just life events but about some of the things that he valued. This also provides his burial date, dates of his military service, information about his family members, and other important records. -Meagan Hilmo, great granddaughter to Reid Woolf "Reid Sanders Woolf, of Provo, passed away Wednesday evening, September 22, 2004, from complications following a stroke suffered in January 2003. He was born January 4, 1924, in Ucon, Idaho to John Harvey and Henrietta Sanders Woolf. His early years were spent in Ucon where he attended elementary through high school, and graduated from Ucon High School in 1942. He participated in football and basketball. He played the baritone horn and was Drum Major for the marching band. He married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Virginia Jordan on June 23, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. In November 1943, he joined the Navy and served as a hospital corpsman aboard the aircraft carrier, the Intrepid. He received an honorable discharge on December 25, 1945. Reid worked as a carpenter in Idaho Falls, Idaho and in 1964 he moved his family to Anaheim, California where he continued in the construction industry. Reid devoted his life to service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In Idaho he served on the High Council of the Idaho Falls Stake and on a Stake Mission. In California he served in the Bishopric in the Anaheim 1st and 4th Ward, later becoming Bishop of the Anaheim 4th Ward. He served as a Stake Patriarch in Anaheim and a BYU Stake in Provo. Throughout all his service in the church he felt that it was important to be a dedicated home teacher. He is survived by his wife, Gladie of sixty-one-years, a daughter Nancy Ann Hilmo of Orem, Utah, twin sons, Donald Jay Woolf of Riverside, CA; and Ronald Kay Woolf of Garden Grove, CA; 16 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Joe Woolf of Idaho Falls, ID; Vaughn Woolf of Idaho Falls, ID; Mark Woolf of Preston, ID; Gordon Woolf of Pomona, CA; sisters, Melba Smith of Mesa, AZ; and Marie Tomesek of Peoria, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by his brothers, Lamar, Victor, Rex, Wade, Preston and Luke. His family was a very important part of his life and he always showed the deepest respect to his loving wife. The family is so grateful for Eduardo and Angie Navarro, who have given such wonderful care to our parents during the past 20 months. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 27, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., at the Riverside Ward Chapel, 3500 North 180 East, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Sunday evening, from 6-8 p.m., or Monday morning from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Ward Chapel. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the VFW District #4."

Grandpa loved Grandma

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I remember a story Grandpa (Reid Woolf) told one Sunday afternoon (circa 1996) about how much he cared for Grandma (Gladys Jordan). When they were in high school, Grandpa was head-over-heals for Grandma, and he didn't want her dating anyone but him. Once, there was another young man (Harold?) who asked Grandma out on a date. Grandpa got jealous, and he decided that he would go on the date with them. When the young man went to pick Grandma up for their date, Grandpa was there and he got in the car with them. I'm not sure what the young man thought, but Grandma was mortified that Grandpa would come along, and Grandpa didn't care what either thought because he didn't want anyone else dating Grandma.

Grandpa listened to the Holy Ghost

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Grandpa (Reid Woolf) was ordained a patriarch in 1988. Later that year, he gave me my patriarchal blessing. I remember him talking to me in his back room before the patriarchal blessing about the importance of patriarchal blessings. It was a really special moment because he shared his patriarchal blessing with me. It was only 2/3 of a page in length, but I remember him telling me that the thing he cherished most about his patriarchal blessing was that it mentioned him having a special gift, even the gift of the Holy Ghost. He then shared how the Holy Ghost had blessed his life. He shared an experience when he served on the U.S.S. Intrepid in WWII as a medic. At one point, he received a prompting to move to the other side of the ship. He wasn't too sure, however, if it was from the Lord. The prompting came once or twice more. He finally listened to the prompting and soon after he got to the other side of the ship, a kamikaze airplane crashed into the ship where Grandpa had been stationed.

Grandpa treated Grandma with respect and admiration

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

For a short time (circa 1988), Grandma and Grandpa held monthly Family Home Evenings with all their children's families once a month. I remember one of these Family Home Evenings, we were asked to bear our testimonies. One of my uncles (I believe it was Uncle Ron) stood and shared his thoughts about how he had always been impressed by his dad (Grandpa) in that he could NEVER remember a time when his dad had raised his voice to his mother (Grandma). It showed how much he respected and loved her, and he had always showed this same respect to all his children. Later (circa 1996), we would go with Grandpa to BYU football games. Grandpa loved BYU football!!! I remember we watched BYU play Kansas St. in the Cotton Bowl on Jan 1, 1997. It was an exciting game. The game was close to the very end. Toward the end of the game, Grandma called to Grandpa as she needed some help with the dinner. As much as he loved football and BYU, it wasn't a second thought in his mind, he immediately left the TV room and went to help. He loved Grandma more than anything, and everything he did showed it.

Reid Sanders Woolf

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

My brother Joshua was named after him.

Life timeline of Reid Sanders Woolf

1924
Reid Sanders Woolf was born on 4 Jan 1924
Reid Sanders Woolf was 7 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Reid Sanders Woolf was 16 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Reid Sanders Woolf was 34 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Reid Sanders Woolf was 40 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Reid Sanders Woolf was 49 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Reid Sanders Woolf was 56 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
1999
Reid Sanders Woolf was 75 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Reid Sanders Woolf died on 22 Sep 2004 at the age of 80
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