Beverly O. Wooldridge
1941 ∼ 2017
Beverly (Ober) Wooldridge, 76, of Mashpee passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2017 after a long battle with the effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Bev was born in Worcester, MA, the daughter of Russell T. Jr. and Marjorie Ober.
She was a graduate of the University of Maryland and worked for many years as a patient advocate at Kimbrough Army Hospital, Ft. Meade, MD. An accomplished writer of humorous essays, Bev also used her writing skills as a public relations specialist and writer/editor with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Upon settling permanently on Cape Cod she became a strong voice in support of the disabled and their struggle for access.
She was married for 56 years to her husband Bob and accompanied him to various military assignments in the U. S. and Germany. She and Bob were fortunate to have had many opportunities to travel and had memorable visits to London, Vienna, Istanbul, Sicily and especially, multiple trips to Hawaii. However, her favorite vacations were in Popponessett where she spent most of her summers as a youth.
In addition to her husband, Bob, Bev leaves behind her daughter, Wendy Boyer (Bob) of Baltimore, MD and her children, Sarah and Sam; brother Russell T. Ober, III (Lynne) of Hudson, NH; daughter-in-law, Valerie; of Silver Spring, MD and her children Stix and Lulu, and an aunt (Betty) and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Bob Jr.
We are most grateful for the love and support of the Rev. Deborah Warner and the congregation of The Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole, along with Ashley , the nurses and aides of Hope Hospice and our extraordinary neighbors, Bruce and Carol.
A visitation will be held at the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave., (Rte. 151) Mashpee on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:00 pm -7:00pm. Funeral service will be held at Church of the Messiah, 22 Church St., Woods Hole, MA on Wednesday, March 22 at Noon. The Rev. Deborah Warner, Rector will officiate. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations is Bev’s memory may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, Memorials and Tributes, PO Box, 845945, Boston, MA 02284.