PUYALLUP, Washington

1936 - 2016


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Edwin Harold Woodiwiss Ed Woodiwiss, born Sept. 10, 1936, died Sept. 10, 2016. Ed was an Industrial Arts teacher in Puyallup schools for many years. He is survived by his wife Ellen, children Cathy Lindsay, Sandy (Ed) Schabow, Bob (Ruth) Godwin, Tammie (Jeff) McGraw, Chuck Godwin, and Carol (Mike) Howry, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Elizabeth Nickerson, niece Pam McElravy, and nephew Brian Nickerson. A celebration of life will be held on Sat., Oct. 1st, 2016 at 1:00pm at Hill Funeral Home (253) 845-1172

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Ed was a very special person. He was our son's industrial arts teacher and started him on the path that began his now 40-year career with an engineering firm. I loved to visit with him as he always had something to share. I know how much he loved his family and his life with Ellen. He could always be counted upon to help with any school or community project.
Ellen, both my husband and I send our condolences, thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Ed was truly one of the nicest guys I have ever known. He actually cared about people and sought to assist in any way possible. He was one of the first people I met when I came to Kalles Junior High many years ago and he immediately commenced to mentoring me. As I worked with him at Kalles I noted how happy he was to work with kids and keep them safe while they produced beautiful products through his shop class! He was especially fond of helping the "underdog." As a friend, he ...

Puyallup lost a fine man who contributed through his service as a teacher and a member of the Puyallup Lions club to make life "meaningful" to youth. He helped with parking autos during Puyallup Fair days to raise funds for the student body at Kalles. He was the "DUNK TANK" boss for raising funds for children as a Puyallup Lion's Club member.
He was a dedicated teacher at Kalles Junior High for many years. He will be missed.

Mr. Woodiwiss was my Ninth grade wood shop teacher in 1966-67 at East jr. high,now it's Kallas. I thought he was a very nice man,and I remember the bench I made in his shop class got a C plus,which remains in my home today. The bench is still used in our home . Ii has become over the years' a conversation piece of sorts,referred to as the C plus.... I remember visiting Ed at his old appartment a couple of times,this was at the site of the old Albertsons store which is where Powers Funeral...

Ed was a friendly member of the Kalles Junior High school staff for many years. He was an advocate for students continuing their education. He worked many fund raising activities as a member of the Lion's club for scholarships for Puyallup Students. I remember when Ed and I were interviewed by KIRO TV in the dunk tank at the Puyallup Fair. He had convinced me to spend 2 hours shivering in the dunk tank. WE earned a lot of money for the Lions Club Scholarship fund that day! He loved to talk...