Jacquelyn Rosalie Woosley


Jacquelyn Rosalie Woosley, formerly of North Salt Lake, feisty as the day she was born, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 6, 2018. Born Aug. 26, 1935 to Gerald and Alma Anderle in Chicago, IL, she spent her childhood in Menominee, MI. After graduating high school, Jacque did her research, checking various resources at the local library to determine the most temperate and comfortably warm location in the U.S. — Fresno, CA. She boarded the bus and never looked back. She got a job and lived at the YWCA until she found a roommate to share the rent. It was at this time she met and rejected her future husband’s advances. Eventually Lawrence Robert Woosley wore her down as they married on June 17, 1961 and started a family. They welcomed four lovely daughters into the world: Mary Roberts, Laura Stiles, Faith Sheffler and Paula Ledgerwood (deceased). In the summer of 1971 she moved with her family to Bountiful, where she spent most of her adult life. Later, much later, due to Alzheimer’s, she moved to Kansas City, MO, to live with and be cared for by her daughter, Laura. It was at this time her KC family learned that “You go to Hell for lying just like you do stealing!” and “Respect your elders!” and all kinds of stories about Laura when she was younger. Ultimately, her disease advanced to the point where she required more care than one well-meaning family could provide and moved into Care Haven Homes. Through her life, Jacque shared her love of the Lord, singing praises to Him often, and often off-key. It is to her credit that children and families across at least four states know how to sing happy birthday properly: A happy birthday to you … a happy birthday to you … every day of the year, may you feel Jesus near … a happy birthday to you … a happy birthday to you … and the best year you ever had! She is now in heaven, singing with the angels. And on each of the birthdays I have yet to celebrate, I will remember her fondly.

Preceded in death by her parents, two of her siblings and one daughter, she leaves behind a husband, three daughters, three sons-in-law, seven grandchildren, a brother, a multitude of friends, several church families and a plethora of wisdom and sayings.

A celebration of her life will be held for Jacque on July 15th, 2018, at Abundant Life Assembly of God, 410 North Main, North Salt Lake, at 3 p.m.


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