Jolene (Jodi) F. Womack, 77, of Puyallup, WA passed away suddenly at MultiCare Good Samaritan hospital on August 28th, surrounded by her family.
Born on August 23, 1946 in Ellensburg WA to Joseph & Harriet Miller. Shortly after, they moved to Aberdeen where she grew up. Jodi graduated from Aberdeen High school, and earned her Associates degree from Grays Harbor Community College which included secretarial skills and learning shorthand.
She worked as a secretary at the WA Department of Civil Defense where she met her husband, Everett Womack.
They were married on September 7th, 1968 in Aberdeen, WA. Sharing a life in Olympia, Kent, Maple Valley and Puyallup. Everett and Jodi would have celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary this year.
After taking several years off to raise her family, Jodi worked as an Office Manager for Valley Counseling Associates, and the Muckleshoot Tribe.
It was important to her that the house was always open to others when her children were growing up. The candy drawer was always stocked. Jodi “adopted” several sons and daughters into the household and hosted numerous international exchange students over the years.
She loved gardening, reading books, baking, embroidery and pets. Jodi enjoyed embroidering tea towels as gifts to family and friends. She also loved her dogs, which included rescuing several retired greyhounds. Jodi looked forward to the holidays, especially Christmas time with baking cookies and decorating with her Santa collection.
She is survived by her son Joe (Leah) Womack, daughter Tricia (Ron) Littlefield, step-daughter Shelby (Rich) Ronnestad and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Everett, stepdaughter Rhonda (Peter) Gadinas, and grandchildren Trevor and Olivia.
Arrangements are being handled by Hill Funeral Home, Puyallup. A service followed by internment will be held at 12:30 on Monday, September 11th 2023 at Tahoma National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Humane Society.