Beth R. Woolridge, age 49, of Isanti died November 25, 2013 at home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 30th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. A visitation will be held from Noon until the service at our Cambridge Chapel. Burial will be in Strike Cemetery.
The greatest New Year’s Day celebration for her family in International Falls came in 1964, when Beth made her appearance as the first baby born in the New Year to Orrie “Dean” and Marlyce “Dolly” Morlan. She grew up in South Falls and attended schools with the class of 1982.
She was united in marriage to her husband, Myron, in 1997 and they made their home in Isanti. Together they owned and operated Isanti Electric. Beth’s greatest accomplishments were her five children. Her sons, Roy and Jake, and daughters, Crystal, Melissa and Abby, were the joy of her life. Her grandson, Carson, was the newest glisten in her eye.
Beth’s talents were numerous. She was an unbelievably gifted crafter; her gardens were known throughout the neighborhood as “thee place to visit “ and she hosted unbelievable parties, the best being her Halloween bashes, followed closely by her pool parties. If persuaded, she would sing her favorite song “Out Behind The Barn”, much to her guests delight!
Beth opened her home and her heart to many of her nieces and nephews, being their “surrogate” mom. She and Myron served as a host family to a member of the Owls Hockey Team and were very active supporters.
We would like to thank the efforts and care of the Isanti Fire District, the Isanti County Sheriff Dept., and the Allina Ambulance Service.
Beth passed into the arms of Jesus unexpectedly on Monday, November 25, 2013, at her home at the age of 49 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lenora.
Until Beth sees them again, she leaves behind her husband, Myron, her five children: Roy (Randy) Morlan of Largo, FL, Crystal (Brent) Roseth of Anoka, Jacob (Sherry) Morlan of Cambridge, Melissa (Adam) Woolridge of Duluth, Abby (Jacob) Woolridge of Isanti. She is also survived by three sisters and a brother, who lovingly nicknamed her “Buffy”: Georgia Shaff of Eveleth, Sandy (Mark) Gorrill of Embarrass, Randy (Amy) Morlan of Intl. Falls, and Mary (Terry) Morse of Grand Rapids, brother-in-law Ren Loney of Intl. Falls, and numerous nephews and nieces. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Carol Woolridge of Morris, MN, as well as numerous extended relatives.