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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Betty J. Woodward

June 7, 1942August 11, 2019
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Betty Jane (Pape) Woodward, age 77, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Schertz, TX after a long, hard fought, brave battle with lung cancer. She was born on June 7, 1942 in San Antonio, TX to Erwin & Lorine (Steubing) Pape. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Joe Woodward on October 28, 2001.

She is survived by her three sisters: Ethel May (Pape) Loitz; Thelma Ann “Annie” (Pape) McLaurin Ward and husband Edward; Carole Joy (Pape) and husband Allyn Harrell of Oklahoma, along with many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her three sons; Steve Woodward, and wife Melony; Mark Woodward and wife Laura; Jeff Woodward and wife Lisa. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Jon Woodward and wife Jacqueline; Gregg Sankey and wife Krystin; Amy Sankey; Nicole (Woodward) Ellis and husband Clint; Jessica Woodward; Paula (Woodward) Cochran and husband Brent; Ashley (Woodward) Ferreira and husband Adam; Justin Woodward and wife Emma; Jamie Purdion and husband David. Her pride and joy were her fourteen great-grandchildren: Noah and Jolie Woodward; Cameron Jenks, Jace and Colton Sankey; Grace Elizabeth Erebia; Lillian, Jack, Samuel and Annabelle Ellis; Ean and Luke Cochran; Ben and Baby Ferreira.

Betty grew up on Nacogdoches Road on the then out-skirts of San Antonio surrounded by the Pape family in a German community. In her early years, her mom and dad owned and operated a dance hall on the property. She attended Salado Valley Elementary School on Bitters Road. In 1952 her mom and dad relocated to Fredericksburg, TX. There they owned/operated PAPE Farm Equipment Company (Case/Massey-Harris Dealership). She was baptized at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg along with her father and sisters, Annie & Carole. The family later relocated back to the property on Nacogdoches Road. She was a majorette in middle school and played the clarinet in the North East High School Band. She excelled in Math and was in accelerated classes. She met Johnnie Joe Woodward on a blind date and they married in December of 1959. Once the three boys were in school, she went to nursing school becoming an LVN. She worked at North East Baptist Hospital; Autumn Winds Nursing Home and Kirkwood Manor Nursing Home during her nursing career. She and Johnnie Joe loved to travel visiting Germany, Alaska, Canada, France, Hawaii, and Mexico. Favorite trips were to Branson Missouri and Arkansas for fishing trips annually. Betty later expanded her travels to Italy, Spain, other areas of Europe and more of the USA.

The family will be receiving family & friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 9 a.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jason Ford, St. Paul Evangelical Church, Cibolo, Texas officiating along with music by Brian Parks, pianist, St. Paul Evangelical Church, Cibolo, Texas. Interment will follow immediately at Sunset Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank the staff of Silver Tree Nursing & Rehabilitation Center as well as Heart to Heart Hospice for their tender loving care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Church Memorial Committee, c/o St. Paul Evangelical Church, 105 S. Main Street, Cibolo, TX 78108.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her three sisters: Ethel May (Pape) Loitz; Thelma Ann “Annie” (Pape) McLaurin Ward and husband Edward; Carole Joy (Pape) and husband Allyn Harrell of Oklahoma, along with many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her three sons; Steve Woodward, and wife Melony; Mark Woodward and wife Laura; Jeff Woodward and wife Lisa. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Jon Woodward and wife Jacqueline; Gregg Sankey and wife Krystin; Amy Sankey; Nicole (Woodward) Ellis and husband Clint; Jessica Woodward; Paula (Woodward) Cochran and husband Brent; Ashley (Woodward) Ferreira and husband Adam; Justin Woodward and wife Emma; Jamie Purdion and husband David. Her pride and joy were her fourteen great-grandchildren: Noah and Jolie Woodward; Cameron Jenks, Jace and Colton Sankey; Grace Elizabeth Erebia; Lillian, Jack, Samuel and Annabelle Ellis; Ean and Luke Cochran; Ben and Baby Ferreira.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 17, 2019

Memories

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Harry Hewlett

August 14, 2019

The Woodward family has always been one of the founding families of the fire department in Schertz Texas and will never be forgotten for all they have contributed to this city. We here at the Schertz Fire Department send our love and condolences to the family. We know that the Chief and his wife are together again.

Renae Summerour

August 12, 2019

To Betty Jane’s Family,
I have so many fond memories of times spent with Betty Jane. When we were very young and only lived two doors down, there were many special times, but standing out in my mind were the family reunions at Eagle Hall in New Braunfels where we cousins & sisters all wore our pastel colored dotted Swiss dresses our Mothers had sewn.
Betty Jane was always a very kind, loving and generous person. She will be dearly missed. May she Rest In Peace and May God be with all of you. With Love, Renae Pape Summerour

Ron & Sue Beers

August 12, 2019

Even more than a dear relative and friend, we knew Betty to be a friend of God. Her daily life was an expression of worship worthy of continuing inspiration to those who love her. With loving sympathy- Ron & Sue Beers

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