Vivien Elaine Johnson Wooldridge

LEROY — Vivien Elaine Johnson Wooldridge, of LeRoy, died on June 22, 2016, after a brief illness. She was 94 years old.

Mrs. Wooldridge was born on March 4, 1922, in LeRoy, to Jesse Ward and Bedda Linnea Johnson. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1939. In 1941, she graduated from Port Huron Junior College with an associate degree in business. During World War II, she worked in the office of the chief inspector at the Chrysler-DeSoto Warren Avenue Defense Plant manufacturing parts of the B-29.

On Feb. 2, 1946, Vivien married Marine Master Sergeant Howard Wooldridge, of Reed City, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1964. Mrs. Wooldridge moved every two or three years while her husband was in the Marine Corps, including 2 years in Kailua, Hawaii. Vivien was employed as a secretary in federal civil service at the Marine Corps Base in Albany, Ga., from 1964 until her retirement in 1984.

In 1984, Vivien came back to her farm in LeRoy. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Cadillac Country Club and played golf several times a week. Her passions were golf, landscaping her yard, telling a good story and sharing a great laugh. Vivien also traveled to 11 countries in Europe. She earned her “Biker Babe” patch when she rode on the back of a large motorcycle from Flagstaff, Ariz., to San Francisco in 1977.

Mrs. Wooldridge was a life time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Reed City Chapter No. 265. She was a stay-at-home mom who raised her five (3 amazing, 2 average) children.

Graveside services are at 10 a.m. on July 9, 2016, at the Rose Lake Cemetery with her children officiating with burial following.