William Woodrum

Obituary of William Woodrum

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the loss of William “Bill” Woodrum, 76, who passed on January 2, 2021. He was born 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, but moved to Southern California soon after, where he spent the rest of his days. Bill served in the Navy, which brought him closer to his beloved sea, where he will return to rest. Bill was a life-long learner whose curiosity and insatiable thirst for knowledge was embodied by his many interests and hobbies. He loved photography, cooking, gardening, camping, biking, sailing, fishing, politics, to name just a few of his passions, and was even still learning to play the piano. He always pursued his wildest dreams and encouraged others to do the same. To those that knew him, he was the greatest counselor, teacher, supporter, and the “real, most interesting man in the world.” Positive, caring, and a great listener, he always sought common ground to build bridges. He saw the best in people, even if they could not see it for themselves. Bill was also an active member and supporter of a guided imagery group he affectionately called “Animal Crackers,” through which he pursued his philosophy of personal growth. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 30 years, Rosa; his children Glenn, Kelly, April, and Patty; his grandchildren Jake, Liam, and Gavin; his sib-kids Mar, Ali, Fefe, and Vanessa; and his in-laws, as well as numerous other relatives and dear, dear friends. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Olin and Elizabeth, and his siblings, Cathy and Steve. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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