Ronald Edgar Woodward was born on July 23, 1932 in Cassile,
Alberta, Canada to Vivian Lenore Carpenter and Merritt Ord
Woodward. He was the eighth of twelve children. With his
family around him, he went home to our Lord on July 10, at
Salem Memorial Hospital due to complications of double
graduated from Nehalem High School in 1950 and enlisted in the
United States Air Force that same year. He was honorably
discharged on November 3, 1953. He
married Mildred Louise Bailey and had three daughters with
her. He has
11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, and one
worked as a dairyman, roofer, pipe layer, and retired from the
Construction Laborer's Local. He later went to work in the
cannery. He was always working in some way or another.
preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, seven
brothers, two sisters and one son-in-law.
loved the Lord. He was witnessing to all he met even at the
end in the hospital. He loved his family and would do anything
for them and for his friends.
active in the church and with gleaners. He loved farming and
raising animals. He wrote songs and loved to sing them. He
wanted everyone to know our Savior Jesus Christ. His greatest
wish was to see all of his family and friends again someday in
Heaven. He was loved by everyone that knew him. He always told
us that there was no such thing as a stranger to him, just
someone that he hadn't had a chance to talk to yet. In the
hospital he was hugging every nurse that he could. He told
them, "A hug is an unspoken prayer."
is a space in this world that will forever be empty without
him. The best we can do is to honor his memory and carry on
celebration of life will be held on August 4, 2018 at 11am at
the Church of God of Prophecy 10637 Stayton Road. Aumsville,
OR 97325. A private family graveside to be held at Jefferson
Masonic Cemetery in Jefferson, Oregon. Donations can be made
to the Church of God of Prophecy Missions or Kids camp.