Robert E. Woods “Woody” of La Pine, formerly of Cottage Grove, passed away on February 17, 2017 at the age of 83.
Woody was born May 26, 1933 to Lewis and Ella (Christy) Woods in West Chester, PA.
He was united in marriage to Linda Rhodes on December 31, 1989 in Portland, OR.
On September 7, 1951, Woody enlisted into the United States Navy and after 20 years of service he retired on June 1, 1971, at Great Lakes, IL. He was very proud of his military career and loved to share stories of this time. Some of his duties in the service was a torpedo man, electrician, and teaching of electronics. Woody and Linda enjoyed traveling to reunions of the ships he served on.
Throughout his life, Woody was a skilled electrician working in hospitals, mills, and retiring from the City of Portland as an Electrical Inspector. He loved to help anyone that needed electrical work done!
Woody’s favorite passtimes were hunting, fishing, and going for drives. His favorite trips he took were to Alaska, pulling the travel trailer around the U.S., and a cruise to the Bahamas. Several hunting trips to Colorado with friends were fond memories for him.
Woody is survived by his wife, Linda Woods of La Pine, OR; daughter Dana Garza (Eddie) of Roseburg, OR; step-son Rick Herron of Cottage Grove, OR; step-daughters Debbie Blackmore (Fiancé Mark) of Eugene, OR and Pam Luettich (Jeff) of Reno, NV; and one sister, Louise Patterson of Madison, NJ.
Surviving grandchildren are: Shawnee, Garak, Presley, and Landru Garza; Madelyn and Isabelle Luettich; Justin Blackmore; and Tori Herron. Three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister Ruth Ann Caudill; and his brothers Lewis H. Woods Jr. and Bubby Woods.
Woody will be greatly missed by all, but we know we will see him again!
Viewing services will be at Baird Memorial Chapel (16468 Finley Butte Rd, La Pine) on March 10, 2017, from 5:00-7:00PM. A Celebration of Life will be held at La Pine Christian Center (52565 Day Rd, La Pine) on March 11, 2017, at 1:00PM. Following the Celebration of Life, full military honors with interment will be held at La Pine Community Cemetery (16855 Reed Rd, La Pine). Please join us afterwards for a potluck at the La Pine American Legion Hall (52565 Drafter Rd, La Pine).
Baird Memorial Chapel is honored to serve Mr. Woods’ family. Please visit our website,
www.bairdfh.com, to share condolences and sign the online guestbook.For the complete article see the 03-09-2017 issue.