Lorna Woodbridge

Monday, August 20, 2007

PIERSON -- Lorna Woodbridge, 81, of Sioux City, formerly of Pierson, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at her home in Sioux City following a brief illness.

Lorna was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Westmoreland, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Mabel (Clark) Cornelius. She graduated from Westmoreland High School. She attended Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kan., and Morningside College in Sioux City. She married Dr. John Woodbridge in Manhattan, Kan., July 21, 1946. They lived in Pierson until his death in October 2005.

Lorna assisted in the office duties for the Woodbridge Veterinary Clinic. Lorna was an officer of the Interstate Veterinary Association Auxiliary.

Lorna was active in the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, serving in many different offices both locally and in the Sioux City District. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Girl Scout leader for her three daughters and Cub Scout leader for her son's den. She also served on the Kingsley-Pierson School Board.

Survivors include a son Ricke Woodbridge, DVM, and his wife Debbie of Ardmore, Okla., and daughters Glenda Hill and her husband Gene of Sioux City, Jonita Woodbridge Jacobsen, DVM and her husband Alan of Sioux City, Janie Johlman and her husband Ed of Sheridan, Wyo. Glenda and Janie have degrees in education.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a sister Marge Mosher and her husband Harold in Chapman, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Eula Burnham and Mildred Staten.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pierson United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Cotten will officiate. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Rohde - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled for 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.

Memorials in her name should be directed to the United Methodist Church in Pierson, IA 51048.