Esther Rebekah Woolfolk, of Fiddletown, CA, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the age of 86. She was born in St. Helena, CA on July 9, 1932 to Edith and Virgil Murray. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Minna Lewis, Marjorie Ogan, Gladys Johnson, and Dorothy Magud; and her children, twins Gary Woolfolk and Terry Woolfolk Dzawala.
Esther was the beloved wife of George Allen Woolfolk for 67 and a half years. Born to this union were 3 children, Connie, and twins Terry and Gary.
Esther did many things over the years. One of her favorites was working as a child and teenager with her Dad in the woods. One of their special memories together was cutting and hauling poles for the building of Treasure Island. Like many of her Fiddletown friends, she told stories of picking prunes and walnuts. She was a bookkeeper and teller in the Plymouth Wells Fargo Bank. She pioneered the Fiddletown Water District. Her most telling legacy is her parenting. Together George and Esther instilled in their children their amazing work ethic and sense of integrity. Esther became a Seventh-day Adventist in her mid-thirties. She passed her faith to her children who have in turn shared this profound gift with their children and her great grandchildren. As such, she goes to her rest without fear and with the profound assurance of life in heaven.
Esther is survived by her husband, George Woolfolk, of Fiddletown, CA; her daughter, Connie Woolfolk and her husband Craig Schloesser, of Anchor Point, AK; son-in-law, Steve Dzawala; daughter-in-law, Linda Woolfolk McKinney; four grandchildren, Jessica Barrowcliff and Tim Schloesser of Alaska, Jenny Woolfolk and George Daniel Woolfolk of Iowa; six great grandchildren and families; niece, Lorna Cowan; nephews, John and Marvin Ogan and Raymond Graham; as well as treasured caregivers, Michelle Barkowski, Tammy Gilbert, and Tela Wilson, who became honorary family members.
Esther was laid to rest with her children at the Fiddletown Cemetery in Fiddletown, CA. She will be missed. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.