Warren G. Woolley, 94, died Monday, Feb. 12, of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. Born in Selma, California, on Aug. 24, 1923, he grew up on a farm in Oregon during the Great Depression. He joined the Navy in 1942 and as a signalman was among the first to land under fire on several beaches in the WWII Pacific Theater. Later in life he became a shop foreman on a large ranch near Lemoore, California, worked for the City and County of San Francisco at Moccasin, then as the manager of the Ravalli County Airport in Hamilton, before retiring in Twain Harte, California. The last two years of his life he lived in Comstock Ranch, California.
In 1945 Warren met his wife, Ellen (Lenore) Munroe at his grandfather’s ranch in Reedley, California. They were married 72 years. He is survived by his wife; children Stephen and Dan, of Comstock Ranch, California, Shirley, of Fresno, California, Rebecca, of Hamilton; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Lee and Mae Pearl; and his only brother, Don.
Interment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California, at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.