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Loren Woodworth

 

April 23, 2020

Loren Woodworth

Loren Eugene Woodworth, 64, died Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the Whitman Health and Rehabilitation Center in Colfax, Wash.

He leaves his sister Nancy, brothers Timothy, Steve and John, and many close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, and eldest brother Jerry.

Born and raised in Willows, Calif., the son of Walter and Jean Woodworth, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.

As a youngster, Loren was a member of the FFA and participated in raising animals to sell at the fair. After graduating from Willows High School in 1973, he went to work for the Johns Manville fiberglass plant in Willows. He later graduated from the Butte College Building Inspection program where he concurrently earned several building code certifications. He took those skills and went to work as a building inspector for the Foster City, Calif. He was employed there when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck 1989. Later, he went to work for the city of Willows, again as a building inspector.

Loren had a knack for art, making burned wood creations of wildlife. He also enjoyed building models of military aircraft and amassed quit a collection over the years.

Loren spent his remaining years in Colfax, Wash., where he enjoyed the people and environment.

Christianity was an integral part of Loren's life and his well-being. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A special thank you to the amazing staff at Whitman Hospital and Whitman Health and Rehab Center, who provided attentive care to Loren before his passing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Whitman Hospital Auxliery at 1200 W. Fairview St, Colfax, WA, 99111, or the Whitman Health and Rehab Center, 1150 W. Fairview St.

 

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