Ina (Faye) Woolstrum, of Ansley, left us to be with God and all those who have gone before her. She began her final journey Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, just four days after enduring extensive cancer surgery.
Faye was born May 2, 1939, in Broken Bow, where she lived on the same street until she married. Her parents were Robert L. (Lee) and Henrietta (Smith) Snider. Faye was the youngest of 12 children, having been preceded in death by Rob Roy, Charles, Howard and Paul Alvin Snider, Mary Josephine Brink, Patsy Porter, Shirley Richardson and Grace Holland. She is survived by Carol Huddleston of Tucson, Ariz., Donna Plaster of Cozad, and Georgia Bollwitt of Beatrice.
Faye was married to Harry Woolstrum in Broken Bow, Aug. 19, 1956, and is survived her husband, Harry, and children and spouses: Collette and Mike Ferguson, Danny and Tammy Woolstrum, and Kelly and Brad Bell, all of Ansley; David Woolstrum of Gilbert, Ariz., and Carla Woolstrum of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by granddaughter Jamee Smith and husband Steve, and their children Michael, Garittee and Bo of Ansley, and grandsons, Nick Ferguson and Jarod Mullen of Lincoln, and Jesse Mullen of Nashville, Tenn.
Faye loved her family and loved her children and grandchildren more than life itself. She enjoyed her flower garden, being outside, playing golf, traveling and holidays - especially Christmas.
Faye was an avid supporter of anything and everything Ansley, and rarely missed a school performance, local event, or athletic contest. She followed her children’s and grandchildren’s activities religiously and would readily stand up for them to anyone. She was also a faithful Husker fan of both men’s and women’s sports.
Faye worked 32 years in the Broken Bow Becton Dickinson plant, retiring in 1998. One of her proudest accomplishments was taking her entire family on a 21-day excursion to Europe and the Meditteranean to celebrate hers and Harry’s 50th wedding anniversary.
She was a free spirit who thoroughly enjoyed life, and will be greatly missed by her family and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Bill Ragan and the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Custer County Chief, Nov. 22, 2012