Cora Jean Woodruff
August 25, 1926 – January 4, 2020
Cora Jean (Shepherd) Woodruff
Cora Jean Woodruff of Fort Collins, Colorado died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at her home in Fort Collins, surrounded by her family at the age of 93. She was born on August 25th, 1926 in Curtis Nebraska, daughter of Elmer and Nancy (Campbell) Shepherd. Jean grew up on the family farm in Frontier County, Nebraska and graduated from High School in Fort Collins Colorado. She married Dwight Albert Woodruff on April 17, 1949, in Fort Collins. They were married for 55 years and raised four children in Aurora, CO. She was an active member of the Catholic Church and belonged to the Rosary Society. During her life she was a member of the Ladies Elks Club, bridge clubs, and several bowling leagues. She loved listening and dancing to the big band music from the 1950’s. She enjoyed entertaining, traveling and collecting porcelain dolls. She will always be remembered for a passion for pretty clothes, and her hair. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Albert Woodruff and her daughter, Nancy Lee Woodruff. She is survived by her three children, Susan Lee Rife of Fort Collins, Richard Dean Woodruff of Brighton and Debra Ann Mai of San Antonio. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
The funeral service for Jean will be conducted at Resthaven Funeral Home 8426 S. HWY 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525 at 10:30am on Friday January 10th .
- Pathways Hospice
- Memorial Service Friday, January 10, 2020
- Graveside Service Friday, January 10, 2020
- Reception Friday, January 10, 2020
Cora Jean Woodruff
January 10, 2020
Grandma Jean will be missed by many. She took care of me as young child, young teen and a young adult. I would spend summers with her and eat many meals with her and grandpa. She would also correct and encourage me to be a proper young lady. She took care of me when I was sick and mom was working. She also loved to go shopping and get her hair done and I got to join her on these outing.
In her later years, as mom was caring for her, I had the blessing of doing her hair and chatting with her. I wasn’t always a willing servant but she always blessed me by her happiness after getting her hair done. My family lived close to her and we got to spend a lot of time with her and we’re blessed to have so many memories. She loved her family very much and only wanted the best for them.
Grandma and great-grandma will be missed but we thankful she is resting now.
Love you grandma!
January 8, 2020
She's the last of 8 great siblings, we will all miss her: "Oh Woody!", the cleanliness, perfect hair and a great sport. She and "Woody" Dwight are together again, God Bless, My sympathy, Hugh