Christine Woods, 42, of Des Moines passed away April 1, 2014 at Taylor Hospice House from complications of Leukemia.
Chris was born July 7, 1971 in Des Moines to Jim and Patricia Daughenbaugh, the 5th of eight children. She was known as the peacemaker of the family. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1989. Chris worked at Unity Point at Home Healthcare where she loved her job and made many friends and everyone enjoyed her.
Chris married Gary Woods in 1998. Together they had three daughters whom she cherished. Chris loved the outdoors, (although she was highly allergic to the outside), music, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. Chris loved life and had a smile that touched everyone she met.
Chris is survived by her husband, Gary; daughters, Nicole (14), Lauren (10), and Lily (8); sisters, Michelle (Greg) Bastian, Melissa (Mitch) Olson, and Mary (Will) Blakelock; brothers, Jim (Holly), Patrick (Fran), Michael (Stacie), and David (Megan) Daughenbaugh; 22 nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a niece.
The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Avenue.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.