Vera Lou McDonald Wooley of Safford, passed away on August 18, 2019 at the age of 94. She was born in Decatur, Texas to William Orbin & Willie Velma Price McDonald with siblings Faye, Jackie, Jerri, Billie, Orbin Lee, Bobby, Sissie & Hinton.
Vera married Ernest L. Wooley on August 16, 1942 and later, two children joined the family; Ernest L. Jr. & Loretta V. Wooley. Vera was so proud of her family and loved caring for them, and strangely, she also loved to iron. Vera also enjoyed taking care of other people in need. She was a strong, independent and loving person who was also caring and selfless. She always thought of others first. Her favorite songs were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “As the Roll is Called Up Yonder”. Vera will always be known as simply a Unique antique.
She is survived by her daughter, Loretta V. Snodderley, her grandchildren; Shirley (Bill) Ingram, Thomas “Tommy”, Dennis “Denny” & Michael “Mike” Snodderley. She is also survived by her siblings Bobby (Elsie) McDonald, Hinton (Bonnie) McDonald & Sissie (Don) Wilfong. Her great-grandchildren; Kyle, Tyler “Lane”, Zach, Michael, Geoffrey, Kaylee, Brandon, Tayson, Dallas, Tatum & Victoria “Tori” Snodderley, Kevin & Heather Ingram and 6 great-great grandchildren.
Vera is preceded in death by her loving husband Ernest L. Wooley, her parents William & Willie McDonald, her son Ernest L. Wooley, Jr., her sisters Faye Bolduc, Jackie Hatfield, Jerri Briggs, Billie Dewberry and her brother Orbin Lee McDonald. She was also preceded in death by her great-grandson Christopher Ingram.
The family is hosting a Celebration of Life at the Graham County Search & Rescue Building, 630 Dusty Trail Road in Thatcher, on August 23, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
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