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Obituary: Norma Claire Woodruff (1921-2021)


Submitted by Linda Glover–
Norma Woodruff passed away peacefully in her home in Citrus Heights, concluding a life of remarkable achievements. Born in Upper Lake, she was a lifelong resident of California, witnessing dramatic growth and changes in Northern California over the decades.

Norma Woodruff

Her professional life included 32 years as an employee of the Golden State. But her primary passion was music. Her father, a band leader and teacher in Lake County, taught Norma to play the trumpet when she was only 8 years old.

She was a June 1938 graduate of Sacramento Senior High School. The high school yearbook noted that she was a member of Senior Orchestra and Senior Band.

She embraced her love of music throughout her lifetime, playing trumpet in various Sacramento-area bands, including the Capitol Pops Concert Band, the Sacramento Concert Band, the Capital City Concert Band and American Legion Concert Band. She played with the Citrus Heights-based Capitol Pops Concert Band past her 90th birthday, and served on that band’s council.

Norma was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol. She is survived by her son, Mark and two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

At Norma’s request, no services will be held. However, in lieu of flowers, she asked that those wishing to honor her memory make donations to any Sacramento-area musical organization of their choice.

The family thanks the medical professionals from Blossom Ridge Home Health for providing outstanding care to Norma in her final days.

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