August 2, 1929 ~ October 3, 2012

The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
On what day or what hour
So live it with a will
Don't wait until tomorrow
The hands may then be still.

Ivan Lee Wooldridge, 83, a Charter Oak resident, Battle Ground, WA, passed away at home Oct. 3, 2012. He was the third generation born on the farm on Aug. 2, 1929 to Claire and Ivan Wooldridge.
Lee was a school bus driver and mechanic for the Battle Ground School District. He was also an equipment operator for El Paso Natural Gas. He retired in 1983 due to medical disabilities.
Lee was a lifetime member of the Fort Vancouver Antique Club, the American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the Grange. He served in the Army twice in the Korean Conflict and served in Adak, Alaska for 9 months.
Lee was a friendly person who valued his neighbors. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Lee leaves behind his wife, Barbara, at home; daughter, Pat Wooldridge Raugust (David) of Kalama, WA; son, Joey L. Wooldridge (Debra) of Battle Ground; daughter, Sheree Taylor (Paul) of Marysville, WA; daughter, Monte Emerson of Portland, OR; son, Nick L. Wooldridge (Laura) of Battle Ground; son, Mark Wooldridge (Kim) of Brush Prairie, WA; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Judy Hetland of Spokane, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gene and Fred; and sisters, Lois and Dotty.
A memorial service will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery on North Parkway in Battle Ground, WA on Oct. 12 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be at Layne's Funeral Home and Chapel at 16 N. Clark Ave., Battle Ground on Wed. the 10th of Oct. between 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After the memorial service, lunch will be pot luck at the Elks Lodge in Battle Ground at 12:00 noon.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


Published in The Columbian on Oct. 9, 2012