A Tribute to Jeffrey Lee Woods
Jeffrey Lee Woods, 51, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at his home in Meridian, Idaho.
Jeff was born March 3, 1963 in Boise, Idaho. He was a three time graduate from Boise State University earning degrees in: Human Resources, Accounting and Masters of Accountancy. With each degree he earned Summa Cum Laude, a 4.0 G.P.A., and was voted the Outstanding Student in his graduating class by the Boise State Faculty for each of these degrees. Jeff was a member of numerous honoraries and a Certified Public Accountant.
Upon graduation Jeff started his long and distinguished career. He was hired by KPMG Peat Marwick in Dallas, Texas where he audited numerous large corporations. Jeff quickly advanced in his career as he was brilliant, had a genuine concern for others and a calm demeanor earning him respect by his employees, co-workers and superiors throughout his career. Jeff next accepted a position with Lufthansa Sky Chefs in Dallas, Texas as staff accountant. He was then promoted to Accounting Manager in Portland, Oregon and then excelled to City Controller in Seattle, Washington.
Jeff accepted a position with the University of Washington Capital Projects Office as Accounting Manager with budgets exceeding millions of dollars. Jeff, wanting to raise his family in Idaho, returned home accepting a position with Simplot as an Accounting Manager for the Turf and Horticulture Group. He next accepted his most rewarding position ever as the Director of Finance for the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding, Idaho. Shortly thereafter he was made the Director of Human Resources as well.
Jeff also enjoyed being a part-time adjunct Boise State University Instructor teaching upper level accounting courses on the College of Southern Idaho campus.
Jeff met the love of his life and best friend CJ Leavitt while attending church. They married June 19, 1993. Together they had two beautiful children. Jeff and CJ taught Sunday school together for years at various churches in the different cities they lived in. He loved his family and spending time with them. Jeff treasured every moment he spent with his devoted and loving wife. He cherished his daughters and they adored him. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting with his beloved brothers and quiet visits with his dear mother. He was also an avid fisherman, golfer, cyclist and also enjoyed skiing, hiking and photography.
To know Jeff was to love him and he will be greatly missed by all.
Surviving are his wife, CJ Woods; children, Jordankaty Woods and Joan Woods; mother, Jean Frahm Woods; brothers, Nick Woods and Karl Woods; nephews and nieces, Noah Woods, Elise Woods, Holden Woods, and Tova Woods. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding him in death was his father, Lonnie Lee Woods.
The family of Jeff Woods would like to thank all their friends and relatives for the incredible outpouring of love during Jeff's long and courageous battle.
Also the Woods Family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and medical personnel at University of Utah Health Care Hospital, the U of UT Clinical Neurosciences Center, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, MSTI, Sawtooth Infectious Disease Center, Critical Care Home Health, the Elks Wound Center and Hearts for Hospice for the excellent and loving attention, kindness and respect he received while in their care.
A Trust Fund has been set up for Jordankaty and Joan in care of Jeffrey Lee Woods Memorial Fund at Chase Bank. Contributions can be made at any branch.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 14 at Meridian Assembly of God at 1830 N. Linder Road in Meridian with Pastor Ed Kreiner officiating. Internment will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Shoshone Cemetery, Shoshone, Idaho. A viewing will be held and all are welcome with the family greeting the evening before from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel in Boise.
God be with you our precious Jeff until we meet again.
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 Fairview Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Published in Idaho Statesman on June 8, 2014