|Birth:||6 September 1911|
Staverton, Northamptonshire, England, UK
|Age:||109 years, 287 days|
Wooding was born into a farming family on 6 September 1911 in Staverton, Northamptonshire, England. She had two brothers and one sister. She trained as a Norland Nanny in London, and worked as such for a number of years.
After Wooding met her husband, Leslie, whom she married in 1946, the couple worked together at their overall manufacturing business in Northampton, where she ran the shop for many years. During their married life, they moved to Wootton, Northamptonshire, where they became active members of the community.
Later Life and COVID-19 Survival
In April 2018, Wooding moved into a care home in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. In April 2020, at the age of 108, Wooding contracted COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. She successfully recovered, making her one of the oldest known survivors of the disease. On 1 February 2021, she was one of a number of centenarians who sent well-wishes to fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore after he was hospitalised with COVID-19. Later that month, Wooding received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Living people aged 107+ Oldest in Britain
- 'Remarkable' Northampton woman 'adored by all' reveals secret to a long life after turning 109 Northampton Chronicle, 7 September 2020
- Captain Sir Tom Moore: Covid-19 super survivors send well wishes for his recovery The Telegraph on YouTube, 1 February 2021
- Northamptonshire’s oldest resident, 109-year-old Joyce, receives Covid-19 vaccine Northampton Chronicle, 8 February 2021