Beloved Father, Friend, and Companion, Perry Haven “Woody” Woodward, age 77, of Grants Pass, went to his rest Friday, January 14, 2011 at his home.
A service was held at Hull & Hull with Pastor Marvin Clark officiating. Private interment was at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
He was born August 9, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio to Leighton K. Woodward Sr & Gertrude (Lehtine) Woodward. He grew up in Mantua, Ohio and in 1950 graduated from Crestwood High School. In 1956 he married Doris LaGest, his first wife and mother of his children. He served in the United States Army as an anti-aircraft gunner until his discharge in 1957. In 1960 his family moved from Chicago, Illinois to Grants Pass, Oregon. From 1961 until his retirement in 1990 Woody owned and operated Henderson’s Radiator.
His memberships included the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Anchorage, Alaska in which he was baptized in 1995; Josephine County Sportsman Association where he served on the Board of Directors for several years; and honorary lifetime member of the Action Pistol Club where he had served as president and match director. He won the Northwestern Area 1 Championship DVC Top Revolver in 1990 and gave support to the Junior Club of JCSA.
Woody had an amateur extra class radio operator’s license, ND7Y. He enjoyed quad riding, fishing the Kenai River in Alaska, gardening, and target shooting.
Survivors include three children, Lynne Woodward of Grants Pass, Oregon, David H. Woodward and wife Cindy of Federal Way, Washington, Deneen J. Hytrek and husband Dan of Springfield, Oregon; two brothers, Leighton K. Woodward Jr and wife Patti of Grants Pass, Oregon and William “Harvey” Woodward of Kent, Ohio; two grandchildren, Benjamin Woodward of Seattle, Washington and Ali Hytrek of Portland, Oregon; and a nephew, Kyle Woodward of Washington