Effie Woodruff

Effie Woodruff, who served in Women in the Air Force and has traveled the world, has been featured in a national magazine.


Woodruff is a former resident at Life Care Center of Sandpoint, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America. Life Care manages more than 200 centers around the country and publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine. Woodruff’s story was recently published in the 2017 edition.


The story talks about Woodruff’s insatiable appetite for adventure, which led her to leave home to join the WAFs. While serving at Mitchel Air Force Base in New York, she was chosen to model the 1950 WAF uniform and soon became a publicity model for the service. After marrying Army man James Warren Woodruff, she lived on multiple Army bases, and she continued to travel and serve the U.S. military even after his passing. She was one of those hired to help rebuild Kuwait after Operation Desert Storm.


For more information or to obtain a complimentary copy of LEADER magazine, stop by Life Care Center of Sandpoint, or call 208-265-9299. You can also read the story here.