Carolee Ann Woods, daughter of Edward and Leota Day O’Brien, was born August 5, 1933, at Sumner, Iowa. She received her education in the Sumner Schools, graduating from Sumner High School in 1951.
On March 7, 1953, she was united in marriage with Paul R. Woods at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner. Carolee and Paul made their home in Sumner and were active in many community activities.
A resident of Stoney Brook Village in West Union since May of 2010, Carolee’s death occurred there on Sunday, July 31, 2011. She was seventy-seven years old and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner. She had also been a member of the Sumner Rotary Club. Among her many interests, Carolee especially enjoyed spending time with her sons, their wives, and grandchildren.
Carolee is survived by two sons and their wives, Tim (Linda) of West Des Moines and Dan (Laura) of Barrington, Illinois; four grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell, Meghan, and Ryan; and two sisters, Mern Hochberger of Cherry Valley, California and Lois Traeger of Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, who died October 12, 1998; her parents; and two brothers, Everett and Clayton O’Brien.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Sumner, Iowa with Rev. Jim Brokman officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Sumner. Friends may call from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner where there will be a Rosary recited at 4:00 p.m. and Scripture Service held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Friends may also call for one hour preceding Mass at the church on Thursday. The family suggests that friends may, if they wish, make memorial contributions to I.C. Catholic Church, Community Memorial Hospital, or to the Carolee Woods Memorial Fund which will be established for the betterment of the Sumner Community.