Lasting Memories

Joanne "Soddie" Willett
1932-July 9, 2013
Woodside, California

Submitted by Kevin Willett

Joanne "Soddie" Willett of Redwood City, CA, passed away Tuesday, July 9, at the age of 81. Soddie was born in Lemoore, California, and graduated from San Jose State University.

Soddie was a popular elementary school teacher for the Redwood City and San Carlos School Districts for over 30 years. While still teaching she was active in the Children's Home Society. She enjoyed playing bridge, attending craft groups and other AAUW events after her retirement.

Aside from her hearty laugh, Soddie is best known for her creativity, craftwork and her culinary skills.

She leaves behind a wonderful support team of special friends and family that will miss her warm, humorous and generous personality.

She was preceded in death by her husband Basil Willett and is survived by her son Kevin Willett.

Donations may be made to the Redwood City Public Library Foundation in her memory. No public memorial is planned, a family celebration will be held instead.