Elizabeth “Libby” Letham Woolridge, 57

<br />Elizabeth "Libby" Letham Woolridge
Elizabeth "Libby" Letham Woolridge

Elizabeth “Libby” Letham Woolridge, 57, of Pennellville, passed away Friday July 10, 2009 at University Hospital, Syracuse, with her loving family and long time friend, Mel Joss by her side.

Libby graduated from Cicero High School, class of 1970. For many years she was employed by Syracuse China. Later she became a school bus driver for Phoenix Central Schools. Libby was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. Her hobbies included, singing, playing guitar, softball, bowling, NASCAR, and golf. She had a passion for politics and was a huge fan of Barbara Striesand.

Pre-deceased by her mother, Marguerite; her father Robert Rabe; her brother Richard Letham; and sister Sheila Rabe Crowell.

Libby is survived by her husband of 31 years, Westley “Wes” Woolridge; a daughter Stefanie; a son Westley, Jr.; sisters Susan (Don) Cummins, Linda (Gary) Coffey, Deb Rabe (Kathy Fiello); brothers Jim (Margie) Letham, and John Letham; several nieces, nephews; and many loyal friends.

Calling hours are on Monday July 13, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY. The funeral service is on Tuesday July 14, 2009 at 10 am at the funeral home, 431 Main St.. Burial to follow in Pine Plains Cemetery, 8686 Henry Clay Blvd., Clay, NY 13041.

Friends and family are invited for a gathering at the conclusion of her burial at the VFW Post 5540, at 70 Culvert St., Phoenix on the second floor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Libby’s memory to: The Michael E. Connolly Endowment Fund for Lung Cancer Research, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.


  1. My dear sister,
    How I miss you and though a year has past, now no less than before.
    This poem you wrote so many years ago now are for you.

    You, I always will remember
    Long after April showers
    Turn to snowflakes in December
    ‘Til twilight turns to dawn
    Forever and beyond
    ‘Til the Earth becomes an ember
    It’s You, I will remember
    E. Letham
    ~Circa 1975~

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