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August 2016

Betty Ann Woolley

February 8, 1934
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August 16, 2016
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Betty Ann Garner Woolley passed away on Tuesday morning, August 16, 2016, of natural causes, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the last decade. Betty Ann was born in Jacksonville, February 8, 1934, and spent her early years on the Northside, attending the local grade schools, and eventually graduating from Andrew Jackson in 1952. Most of the people she started grade school with in 1940 were with her along the way. Her uncle Ward Bailey owned Bailey's drive-in across from Jackson High, so she and her friends were often there, and every date ended up at The Pig Stand. After graduating from Florida State University, she stayed in Jacksonville, taking a position with Buick Motor Division. Since Buick was in the Prudential Building, she moved to the Southside, where she would remain the rest of her life. Since Jackson High had reunions every 5 years, retaining childhood friendships was easy and Betty Ann was always there to help plan these functions. When Paul Woolley moved to Jacksonville in early 1960, they met across a crowded room and would marry on July 21, 1962; a love that would last the rest of her life. Ten months' later, their son Michael was born, and she would remain a housewife, and mother till death. Betty Ann lived a full and rewarding life, attending football weekends and golf tournaments with Paul, and later B team tennis at Deerwood, and golf at the Plantation of Ponte Vedra. She loved to help plan functions like the Dixie Classic, at Deerwood, or Christmas at the Plantation, and was generally the last to leave the party, having danced the night away with her beloved Paul. She is survived by her husband, Paul, her son, Michael, and cousins, Robert (Buster) Bailey, Wayne and Bobby Bailey, Jo Ann Ferber, Linda Bailey Eiche, and Pam Bailey Sprite. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is being planned for Friday morning, 11 AM on August 26, 2016 at Ponte Vedra Valley's chapel, 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. A reception will follow at the Plantation Country Club Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Haven Hospice of North Florida, or the Alzheimer's Association.