Obituary for Adrienne Wood
Adrienne passed away on September 7 at her home in San Diego at the age of 41. She was born in Eureka and grew up in Livermore where she attended St.Michaels School , East Avenue Middle School and Granada High School. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA degree in Public Administration and went on to pursue graduate studies at the University of Washington and San Jose State University.
After graduating from San Diego State University she worked for Allstate Insurance, Microsoft, as a policy analyst intern at San Jose State, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. She sought out positions that would help people move forward with their lives such as the Office of Dress for Success and the San Diego Family Justice Center which also inspired her to pursue her paralegal certification at the University of San Diego.
Adrienne was a very vocal advocate for those that struggled with mental illness and she passionately fought to remove the stigma that often accompanies mental illness, depression, suicide, and similar diseases.
Adrienne was the kind of person who made everyone she met feel valued and cared for. She will be missed by everyone who was touched by her compassion and enthusiasm.
She enjoyed traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, and especially her cat Sweet Pea. When she was younger she enjoyed softball, competitive soccer, and loved to ski.
She is survived by her parents Beatrice Wood of Livermore and John Wood of Castro Valley, her sisters Jeanette Lipe of Parker , Colorado and Stephanie Wood- Danielski of Folsom. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and friends.
Services will take place Saturday September 30 at St,Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore. There will be a mass at 10am and a Celebration of Life at 11:15.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the charity of your choice.
There is an online guest book available for condolence at www.featheringillmortuary.com