October 27, 1925 ~ August 19, 2006
Athielene Tillman Wolf awakened on this earth on October 27, 1925 in Tulsa, OK. She was the oldest of 4 children born to R. T. Tillman and Caroline Fields.
After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK in 1944, Athielene continued her quest for knowledge. Shortly after graduating from High School, began working as a riveter during WWII. On September 11, 1951, Athielene married Sifes William Wolf. There were five children born from that union. In 1962, Athielene graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical College with a certificate as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She would then work at The California Hospital from 1962 until 1970, and later continuing school, Athielene graduated from Los Angeles Southwest College in 1976 with an Associates Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, then at the age of 56, she graduated from El Camino College with a second Associates Arts Degree in Gerontology. In 1986, Athielene was a part of the 1st Peer Counseling class in the United States. She was a peer counselor at the Inglewood Senior Citizen Center for many years to follow. She also spent her spare time working for Meals on Wheels.
Athielene is survived by her brother Rudy Vallee Tillman of Tulsa, OK and a sister Jane Rosetta Sewell, also of Tulsa, OK. (Deceased Brother: Wayne Tillman); five children, Sifes William Wolf Jr., Bishopville, SC Lt. Col (Ret) USAF, Rudy Duane Wolf, Hawthorne, CA, Paulametrius Diane Wolf, Los Angeles, CA., Rochelle Denise Wolf-Reaves, Palmdale, CA, and Athielene Tawana Bridget Wolf of Hawthorne, CA and several grandchildren; Daiman Wolf, Marcus Reaves, Brigette Reaves-De France, Jason Reaves and Markees Williams all from CA., and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Athielene was a strong, brilliant mother and grandmother, who spent her life showing us how to live and how to attain greatness. Her remarkable spirit and personality will live on through the lives of her family and friends. Athieleneâ€™s time on earth was a tapestry of sacrifice, and an enduring spirit and triumph of love.
Athielene will be greatly missed, but we were ALL fortunate to have had her touch our lives.
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