G. Elaine Woods, 80, of Baker City, a former longtime Richland resident, died Nov. 16, 2000, at Settler’s Park.
Her memorial service was last Friday at the Richland Christian Church. Pastor Gordon Bond officiated.
Interment of the ashes was later at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland.
Mrs. Woods was born on Jan. 3, 1920, at Boise to John William and Maude Ellenor Boice Joslin. She was raised and educated at Billings, Mont. She met her future husband at a dance in Halfway. She married Orville C. Woods at Walla Walla, Wash., in 1938.
The couple had a ranch at Richland for many years where she was a homemaker.
After they sold the ranch, they lived on his father’s ranch. Mrs. Woods lived at Richland until moving to Baker City several years ago.
Mrs. Woods enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, all types of pictures of owls and ceramic owls. She also enjoyed camping, picking huckleberries and mushrooms and visiting friends in Richland.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Mary Ann Woods and Dean and Julia Woods and daughter-in-law, Cathy Woods, all of Baker City; grandchildren, Lori and Jim Meeks of Culver, Darin and Stephanie Woods of Boise, Doyle Woods, Heather and Herschel Gould of Pendleton, Alice Elaine and Scott Bunch, Tim Peterson of Portland, and Robert and Brenda Hall of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a special friend, Terri Sargent of Globe, Ariz.; her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jordan and Lindsay Meeks of Culver, Shelby Ann and Haley Woods of Boise, Christina and Tyler Gould of Pendleton, Cheylynne and Andrew Hall of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kyle and Toshia Bunch of Albany, Sierra Denton of Albany and Michael Bailor of Maine.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orville; a brother; a son, John; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Valley Ambulance through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore. 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 24, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor