Dean Woods(1933 - 2014)

Dean Lawrence Woods, 80, of Menan, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Dean was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Kingston, Utah, to Lawrence Wesley Woods and Carmaletta Brindley Woods. He was raised and attended school in Kingston, Utah.

Dean worked as a freight dock foreman for Garrett Freight Lines and a Teamster warehouseman for 30 years at the I.N.E.L.

Dean was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He married Faye Olive Robbins on Sept. 14, 1952, in Rigby; their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in 1967.

Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, square dancing, ballroom dancing and especially loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Woods of Menan; daughter, Kathy Woods Wheeler of Rigby; sons, Wesley D. (Suzanne) Woods of Rigby and Rick (Sherry) Woods of Menan; four sisters, Deanna Dawson of Ririe, Debra Rumsey, Marquetta (Charles) Harrison and Melanie (Reese) Clawson, all of Idaho Falls; nine grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leston and Kirby; one grandson, Kendall; and one great-grandson Kellen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby. The family will visit with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday prior to services, both times at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rigby Pioneer Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Eckersell Funeral Home
101 West Main St.  Rigby, ID 83442

Published in Post Register from June 22 to June 23, 2014