Barbara Ellen Woodson

Barbara Ellen Alexander Woodson, 83, a 30-year resident of Sheridan County, passed away November 3, 2013 in Hemet, CA after a series of strokes.
She was native to the Los Angeles Area and grew up in Corvallis, OR. She met and married her husband for life, Karl G. "Woody" Woodson, in Los Angeles County in 1955 as he was serving a tour in the US Navy. As the family grew, they then moved into the bustling suburbs of Orange County, CA before deciding to relocate and fully embrace a country lifestyle. They initially moved to Dayton, WY in 1973, before settling into their ranch and state-of-the-art, self-designed home near Wyarno in 1974.
Barbara was heavily involved in the Sheridan community, directing successful duplicate bridge tournaments at several venues in town. She was also an independent accountant representing numerous Sheridan area businesses. She
enjoyed crochet, swimming, gardening, recipes, card and board games as well as supporting her husband's busy local ranching and high school teaching careers as they raised their identical twin boys.
After their sons both joined the US Navy, the couple eventually decided to sell their ranch in 2002 and traveled extensively by RV from their new retirement home in Sequim, WA, to Hemet, CA for the winter and back, with
many points in between. Barbara would continue enjoying these trips, which often included deliberately passing through Sheridan, before her call to heaven.
She was preceded in death by her only sister, Willa Hughes, formerly of Long Beach, CA. She is survived by her loving husband Woody, 79, Sequim, WA; 50-year-old twins John Woodson, Phoenix, AZ, and Andy Woodson, Casper; and 4 grandchildren in California and Nevada. Services will be delayed until March, 2014 in Washington to allow this beautiful couple one more RV trip together.

Published in The Sheridan Press from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2013