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Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery

4504 Broadway, Everett, WA

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

Please do not send flowers due to high allergies
OBITUARY

John Olen Woods Jr.

January 24, 1927October 18, 2019
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John Olen Woods Jr MD, 92, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2019 at the Tribute Center at Quail Park in Lynnwood WA. He was born January 24, 1927 in New Castle PA, the son of Dr. John O Woods Sr and Marguerite (nee Kleckner) Woods. He graduated from New Castle High School in New Castle PA in 1945. He served in the US Army in WWII from April 1945 to November 1946 and earned the rank of Tech Sergeant. He was premed at Allegheny College and graduated in 1949. He earned his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953 and then did his internship at Pittsburgh hospitals. His residency was in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh PA from 1954-1956.

On August 26, 1950 he married Dorothy Orris in Springdale, PA, the daughter of Harry and Dorothy Orris. In 1956 he moved to Everett WA where he was the first pediatrician employed by The Everett Clinic, starting in July 1956 and retired in 1985.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Betty; children Leslie, Bruce, Carol(Kris) and Kathi(Quinn); grandchildren Joshua(Jeni), Dana(Erin), Joy and Tian, and great grandchildren Hailey, Timothy, Tristan, Rachel and Abigail. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, sister and daughter Karen. He was an avid gardener and fisherman especially in the lakes and rivers of Washington, Canada, Alaska, New Zealand, and the Falkland Islands. A special thank you goes out to the staff of Home and About, Quail Park Tribute Care and Providence Hospice for providing all their care.

Services will be held November 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Evergreen Funeral Home 4505 Broadway in Everett WA. A celebration of life and lunch will be held at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo WA at 12:30 PM. His burial will be at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Everett WA.

In Lieu of flowers, John’s family encourages memorial donations to The Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or The Dr. John Woods Scholarship Fund at Point of Grace Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo WA 98275.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Reception Friday, November 1, 2019

Memories

John Olen Woods Jr.

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Leslie Woods

November 2, 2019

Thank you, Bobbi! His daughter Leslie.

Bobbi Cupler

November 2, 2019

So many memories from the days of working with Dr. Woods at the clinic.
Always, the gentleman.
Plus the fact that he was THE BEST
PEDIATRICIAN, E-V-E-R.
May GOD bless his family.
Y’all are in my prayers.

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Baby John

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One year old

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Making faces...

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Teenage John

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He loved his flannel shirts early on..

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Premed school

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From his Army days

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Baby John

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One year old

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Making faces...

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Teenage John

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He loved his flannel shirts early on..

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Premed school

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From his Army days

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John meets Betty

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John and Betty's wedding 8/26/1950