Elvin "Woody" Woodward
July 6, 1924 - Mar. 19, 2014
Resident of Alameda
Elvin "Woody" Woodward, 89, of Alameda, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wed., March 19, 2014. He was born on July 6, 1924 in Howard Lake, MN.
Woody is survived by his daughters, Gail Moore and Mary, beloved father-in-law to Ben Carrasco and Dennis Cocherell; grandchildren, Michele, Michael, Nicole, Robert, Dennis (Sarah); great-grandchildren Josh, Chris, Jeff, Danyel, John, Dawn, Lilly and Travis. He is also survived by the LaHue Family. He is preceded in death by his wife Dawn and daughter Peggy.
Woody served his country in WWll, and was awarded a Purple Heart
, 12 campaign ribbons, and 14 battle stars. He was a member of the DAV Chapter 8 and a Life Member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
His passions were fishing, reading and his WWII
internet chat room.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at the Chapel of the Chimes on Piedmont Ave in Oakland on Mon., March 24, 2014. Funeral services will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette Ave. in Alameda on Tues., March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am, reception to follow. Woody will be laid to rest at the Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery in Hayward, CA.