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Eugene Harold Woods
02 Sep 1932 - 27 Mar 2003

Woodward News 03 Apr 2003

Eugene Harold Woods was born Sept. 2, 1932 at Shattuck, Okla., to Stacy and Opal (Wayland) Woods. (Opal passed away in 1932). Eugene died in a tragic accident on March 27, 2003, at the age of 70 years, 6 months, and 25 days.

Eugene moved with his parents Stacy and Ellen (Smith) Woods to the Catesby area where he attended Sunnyslope Country School, Speermore Country School and Shattuck Elementary and graduated from Anderson High School in Anderson, Calif. in 1951.

While in California Eugene met and married the love of his life, Marlene Camille Magnussen on June 9, 1951, at Trinity Methodist Church, Anderson, Calif. Two children Bruce and Gena blessed this home.

Eugene and Marlene made their home in Anderson, Calif., Catesby, Okla., Mt. Shasta, Calif., before returning to Arnett in 1980. Eugene worked as a lumberman, dairyman, and retired from Ellis County #3. However, Eugene loved woodworking and was very much a craftsman.

He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson, Calif. where he was baptized in 1958. He is charter member and organizer of Harvest Baptist Temple in Medford, Ore., and First Baptist Church of Weed, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his mother Opal Wayland Woods, grandson Corbin Victor Barth and by his beloved father-in-law and mother-in-law Harlow R. and Bessie Magnussen.

Eugene is survived by his wife Marlene of the home, one son Bruce Woods and wife Gaile of Holdenville, Okla., one daughter Gena Barth and husband Steve of Delaware, Okla., 7 grandchildren, his parents Stacy and Ellen Woods of Cottonwood, Calif., two sisters Anna May Dawson and husband Gordon of Cottonwood, Calif., and Rita Kolander and husband Gary of Cleburne, Texas, one sister-in-law Mana Davis and husband Albert of Anderson, Calif., aunts and uncles, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Services were held 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Arnett, Okla. Arrangements were made by Shaw Funeral home in Arnett-Vici-Taloga and Leedey.

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