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James Alan Woodhead


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James Alan Woodhead Obituary
April 7, 1946 - February 12, 2017 James Alan Woodhead, 70, passed away on February 12th. Jim was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Walnut Creek, CA, graduated from Caltech in Geology in 1969, and obtained his Master's and PhD, also in Geology, from Princeton University. He returned to Pasadena in 1975, first as a post-doctoral fellow at Caltech, then as a faculty member at Occidental College, where he remained until his retirement in 2011. Jim was a devoted teacher and father and an avid bicyclist, who set a world record riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Jim is survived by his wife, Consuelo S. Woodhead of Pasadena; his four children, Emilie C. Woodhead, Juliana K. Woodhead, James S. Woodhead, all of Los Angeles, and Genevieve E. Woodhead of Albuquerque; and his brother, Dr. Jerold Woodhead of Iowa City. A memorial will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Herrick Interfaith Center at Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson Alliance, P.O. Box 308, Kingston, NJ 08528 , www.parkinsonalliance.org.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, 2017
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