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John Scowcroft Woodward


1952 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
John Scowcroft Woodward Obituary
July 9, 1952 - April 11, 2017 John Scowcroft "Woody" Woodward, son of George and Joanne Woodward, died of lung cancer at the age of 64 in Las Vegas, Nevada. John spent his childhood in Los Angeles, California, graduating form Harvard Military Academy in 1970. He went on to graduate cum laude with a degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. Prominently displayed, more in jest, was a plaque from the Junior Chamber, Jaycees, recognizing him at the age 25, as one of the "Outstanding Young Man of America" in 1977. He added a second degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles and was admitted to the bar in 1980. He began practicing law with a lifelong friend, Rick Baum. Later, John relocated to England to establish a futures investment firm. He owned and managed, with his wife, Sally, the Shepards Rest Bed and Breakfast in Lambourne, England. He returned to the U.S. after ten years and established a civil litigation practice in Los Angeles. Pursuing his lifelong passion of golf he move to Arrowhead, CA, eventually becoming President of the Lake Arrowhead Country Club. In 2004 he purchased a country western club "The Cocky Bull" in Victorville, CA. When he became part owner of Cristalix in the Cesar's Palace mall, he moved to Las Vegas. In addition he was a partial owner in a mining company, making frequent trips to Ecuador and contributing to the local community with educational supplies and materials. John was a lifelong golfer. He played in the 2004 Skins Game with pro Adam Scott and longtime friend Mike Maher. John's passion for golf led him to play many of the great courses in Ireland and Scotland. He enjoyed spending time with his son, John Scott Woodward, his sisters Jan Stevenson and Jill Woodward and their families. When his parents were alive he enjoyed quality time with George and Jody. You could always hear laughter against the background broadcasts of the Golf Channel. John was a lifelong Los Angeles Dodger fan. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to or his: Friends of the Poor, 7660 Fay Ave., Suite H #362, La Jolla, CA 92037 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Davis Funeral Home in Las Vegas will be in charge of the arrangements, 702-383-2900.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 26 to Apr. 30, 2017
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