Dr. Betty Jo Woodring
1932 - 2016
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WOODRING , Dr. Betty Jo Dr. Betty Woodring was born to Opal and Joe Gregory on November 23, 1932, in Marshall, Texas and passed away on August 13, 2016. She attended North Texas State College and graduated with a BS in Education in 1954 and a MA in 1956. In 1990 she was granted a Doctor of Philosophy in Elementary Education from University of North Texas. In 1954, she married Wayne Woodring and enjoyed 62 years of marriage while setting an example for all of us.Betty's mission to make learning a joy and give students a strong educational foundation continues as the school that she started, Highlander School, gets ready to celebrate 50 years this fall. For over 50 years, she was an active member at Wilshire Baptist Church, especially with her Charlie's Angels Sunday School Department.Betty was preceded in death by her sister, Johnny Gregory. Betty was a loving, giving, and caring wife, mother, and grandmother, and is survived by her husband, Wayne, children, Greg and Jill and son-in-all, Rob, grandchildren, Matalee and Morgan. Memorial Service will be held in the sanctuary at Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Road at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 18th.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Campus Crusade for Christ.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 16, 2016.
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August 17, 2016
The impact that Highlander School has had on our family is immeasurable. Not only were our children well prepared academically, but strong Christian, scripture-based principles unapologetically formed the basis for everything at the school - and Betty was obviously at the forefront of it all, a leader by example. Our four children have a lifetime of memories, and we will never forget Betty's hugs and encouraging heart.
Dwight and Bitsy Fletcher
August 16, 2016
I have fond memories of Betty and Wayne opening their home nearly weekly to the Singles group of Wilshire Baptist Church in the mid 70's to early 80's. Evening fellowships, dinners, get-togethers...so many wonderful memories. One fun Halloween, when we went to the Fall Festival at the Highlander School in costume and enjoyed participating with the students. I'd forgotten that she began that school. I still pass by it daily on the way to work. God Bless and give comfort to all their family during this time.
Debbie (Lewis) Panduru
August 16, 2016
My daughter Anna was fortunate to attend Highlander for seven years. Dr. Woodring was a loving and thoughtful leader of young children, especially their intellectual and spiritual journey. I am convinced that Anna's academic success was due in large part to her educational start at Highlander. What a wonderful legacy Dr. Woodring has left behind in all the many children she has inspired and taught. She also assembled and retained a stellar staff. She will be truly missed.
Sally Field
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