Ann F. Woodard

May 8, 1931October 28, 2019

Ann Francis Woodard passed away on October 28th at the age of 88. She was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 8th, 1931 to Frank and Jennie Linares. She attended Swampscott High School and was quite the athlete in basketball and field hockey.

In 1951, she married Woody Woodard and began a new journey as a military wife. They were stationed in Italy, California, three tours in Texas, and two tours in Germany.

After military life, the family settled in Florida in 1965, first in Satellite Beach, then Eau Gallie, and finally Palm Bay.

She worked various jobs to help the family and in Florida was Program Director at Palace Bowl in Melbourne and Port Malabar Bowling in Palm Bay. She worked 15 years as a Walmart Greeter on Malabar Road.

She enjoyed her family, especially attending her childrens’ and grandchildrens’ events. Celebrating their birthdays and spending Christmas together was what she enjoyed most.

She is survived by Woody Woodard, husband of 68 years; daughters: Jo Ann Procter and Cheryl Dietz; son, Stephen Woodard; five grandchildren: Nick Procter, Bill and Crystal Dietz, Shaun and Steve Woodard Jr.; and a brother, Frank Linares.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Fountainhead Funeral Home, 7359 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, Florida 32909 with interment directly after at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 Us-1, Rockledge, Florida 32955. The visitation will be held from 11:00 am to the time of the service.


  • Frank Linares, Father (deceased)
  • Jennie Abate, Mother (deceased)
  • Woody Woodard, Beloved Husband of 68 Years
  • Jo Ann Procter, Daughter
  • Cheryl Dietz, Daughter
  • Stephen Woodard, Son
  • Frank Linares, Brother
  • Ann also leaves behind six grandchildren: Nick Procter, Bill and Crystal Dietz, Shaun and Steve Woodard Jr.


  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, November 1, 2019


Ann F. Woodard

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Sue Chapman

November 4, 2019

Ann was a very special person in my salon. I will miss her as will my lil dogs that she loved so much. My condolences to all of her family, She spoke highly of each of her children and grandchildren, their success in life and whatever they were doing. I knew when someone retired, got a promotion, built a home, bought a fancy car and so on. :) She was so proud. Love and hugs to all of you.

Skip and Judi Hebden

October 31, 2019

So saddened by Ann's passing. Go rest high on that mountain. Remembering your trips to Nashville and ours to Palm Bay. She was a trooper for sure and so stylish. She wore bling like a movie star. Love to Uncle Woody and the whole family. Bring Woody back to Nashville soon so he can see Muriel and hopefully lift his spirits. Peace and love to you all. Love, Skip Judi Muriel and family

Mary Daugherty

October 30, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Woodard's passing. She and Woody hold a special place in our hearts, as do each of you! I always loved her spunk and how she snapped us all into line...especially Woody! Love you all! Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers!
Mary Lynne