Gary Dean Woodruff

March 13, 1946August 1, 2018


Gary Dean Woodruff

Gary Dean Woodruff, 72, of Kimberly passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 unexpectedly from a heart attack in Twin Falls.

Gary was born March 13, 1946 in Twin Falls, Idaho the son of Asa “Dutch” and Esther Woodruff. He grew up in Buhl where he attended schools, graduating from Buhl High School. He had a long successful career with the telephone company, which allowed him to travel across the country.

He loved the great outdoors, where he enjoyed all the wildlife and spending time with his family and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Woodruff; his sons, Ed, Scott and Dustin (Kris) Woodruff; and daughter, Tammy Davis. He is also survived by his five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and one sister, Barbara Jensen.

Gary will be forever missed by his family and friends because he was the most selfless and loving man who would do anything for anybody and never met a challenge he couldn’t fix.

A celebration will be held in his honor at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls.

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  • Asa "Dutch" Woodruff, Father
  • Esther Woodruff, Mother
  • Kathy Woodruff, Wife
  • Ed Woodruff, Son
  • Scott Woodruff, Son
  • Dustin Woodruff, Son
  • Tammy Davis, Daughter
  • Barbara Jensen, Sister
  • Gary is survived by his 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren


  • Celebrating Gary's Life Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Gary Dean Woodruff

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October 29, 2018

I'm so sad to find that "Woody" passed away. I worked with him quite a few times while he was with Western Electric and always thought of him as a friend. I'm sad to say that I didn't keep in touch with him the last 15 years or so, as I am in Utah and did not get to Idaho much anymore after I retired. He will be remembered well by many.
Robert Libby

Ray Archibald

August 8, 2018

What a shock. I worked with Woody many years with the phone company. What a great guy!! I always enjoyed visiting with him when ever I could. He will be missed..
My condolences to his family.

Pam Marizza

August 5, 2018

Oh my ,where do I begin? I knew Woody for most of my 38 years with the phone company. He was a great friend and I have lots of very happy memories with him. My condolences to his family. My heart is broken. My prayers are with all of you at this time.