Darla Kay Woodward

August 17, 1953February 22, 2018
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Darla Woodward 1953 – 2018 Darla Woodward of California City passed away following a long and very difficult illness. Darla was born on August 17, 1953 in Orange, CA and passed away on February 22, 2018 in Lancaster, CA. She had been a resident of Kern County for well over 50 years. Darla attended and graduated from Mojave High School in 1971 and continued her education at AV College where she graduated with an AA in Business. Later in life she returned here and received an AA in Childhood Development. While working at Edwards AFB she met the love of her life and married Woody in 1982. They had two sons and Darla was blessed to be a stay at home mother for many years. Later she returned to the work force and was employed by the Mojave Unified School District for over 16 years; most of those years she worked closely with the younger elementary school children. She always had a special place in her heart for the kids. She was preceded in death by her parents David & Madalene Chambers (Kemplin); brother’s Larry Chambers and Baby Alan Chambers. Darla is survived by her loving husband Woody; son’s David & Brian; 3 grandchildren, Brianna, Audrey & Austin; sister, Donna Creamer and several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends that loved and cared for her. Her greatest joy came from time spent with her grandchildren and children. She also enjoyed visits from friends and family. She is now at peace and resting in the promises of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Funeral Services Friday, March 2, 2018

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Michele Behrens Slade

March 8, 2018

I met Darla in 1969. She was a quiet fun loving person. We cruised Mojave every summer night for years. I was so excited when I went to see Darla at USC hospital I fainted. Thank God Madalene told Darla "Michele slipped into the bathroom". We continued our friendship through the years. Even in Hawaii we communicated. David was born on my birthday and Brian Curtis was named after my brother Curtis. I'm so glad Woody and Darla loved each other so much to the end. From July 7 to September 30 I met a very determined Darla at Antelope Valley Hospital. Every day she said "I can't do that".. Then she added "YET". She left the hospital determined she would get to play with the grand kids. Julie is the best daughter-in-law anyone could ask for. I'll never forget the Senior parties or Birthday parties we attended. Darla was a Christian who walked the Walk.
. She is now in the arms of ABBA Father looking down and watching over us. I loved you for 49 years and thankful you are at peace now.

Ron Clinton

March 1, 2018

WoW! Sad to hear the news today of my old friend Darla and her passing. First, I would like to thank her for her attempts at playing matchmaker for me and helping me almost get the girl. We know God had a bigger plan but you were my go to person and a listening ear to a lovestruck young boy. The memory I would like to share is from 1973. A few of us decided to take my car and drive to the Mojave High School football game in Trona. My 68 Chevy Impala SS was raised in the back with Gabriel hijackers for those who remember. One of the air shocks blew out causing the rear end to ride very low and rub on the tires. Myself, Darla, and two other friends had to drive 20 miles an hour on Highway 14 to Inyokern do the nearest gas station. We all crammed into the front seat and console. The clerk at the gas station charged me $10 to rotate my tires so that the small tires are in the back and the big M 50’s were on the front. What a sight! Then we drove all the way back to Mojave missing the football game. It was a fun night and great memory.
Although we haven’t spoken in over 40 years your smile and love for life will be missed. My condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the family.
Rest In Peace with Our Heavenly Father. Love - Ronnie

Craig & Cheryl Irish

February 27, 2018

Our sincere condolences to Darla’s family. We have so many fond memories of Darla and our school days together! Our love and prayers until we meet again sweet wonderful friend.

Julie Woodward

February 27, 2018

Darla was a wonderful mother inlaw. She made me feel like family. She loved our children so much. Even twords the end her eyes lit up whenever we talked about them.
Miss you Darla.

Vera VanPool

February 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Woody at the Base many years ago. Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers

Debby Wyatt

February 27, 2018

So sorry to hear Darla has passed. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.