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Linda Woodward

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WOODWARD, LINDA, Born March 7, 1947 in Concord, New Hampshire. Born to Lt. Col. John Woodward USAF (ret.) and wife Betty. Linda graduated from Memorial High School in 1964. Linda attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, from where she became involved in the Greenwich Village Folk Scene. Her Love of writing, singing and music were allowed to flourish at a time when the music industry was turning around and she was on the cutting edge. The natural migration was to California where the scene was vibrant for someone with Linda's talent. In California her talents blossomed and she collaborated with various writers where many of her pieces were recorded and published. She was a member of The American Society of Composers/ Authors and Publishers. (ASCAP). Linda was also accomplished in the martial arts (2nd degree black belt) where she became a Sensai (teacher of children). After some success in the California music scene she chose to move to Florida to pursue her love of writing seriously. While working for the State of Florida and volunteering her time to the mediation program, Linda was pursuing publishing her latest children's piece 'The Adventures of Mango Chutney'. Linda passed away Tuesday, September 24 surrounded by her husband Robert Claar, mother Betty Woodward, daughter Jessica Woods and son-in-law Michael Woods and step-son, Jason Alvey. Linda's life was full of family friends and a positive attitude. Linda was preceded in death by her Father Col. John D. Woodward of Manchester, New Hampshire. She is survived by her husband, Robert Claar of St. Cloud, FL; mother, Betty Woodward of Manchester, NH; daughter, Jessica Woods of Kissimmee, FL; step-son, Jason Alvey of Fort Towson, OK; sister, Debbie Woodward of North Hampton, NH; brother, John D. Woodward II of La Costa, CA; and two granddaughters, Danielle and Megan of Kissimmee, FL. Friends may call from 5-8PM, Friday, September 27 at the Fisk Funeral Home. Services will be held 10AM Saturday at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Kissimmee, FL. Arrangements under the direction of Fisk Funeral Home & Crematory, 1107 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud, FL (407) 892-2155.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 27, 2002
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