|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1934|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 2013|
Francis and Joyce Woodward
Francis R. Woodward was born March 4, 1931 in Apache, OK to Robert Harold and Dorothy Ann (Teeter) Woodward. He passed away at his home on August 31st.
Francis entered the Navy after he graduated from high school. He served in the Korean War.
Joyce Marie Woodward was born November 28, 1934 in Broxton, OK to Willie and Minnie (Unruh) Base. She passed away at home on September 2nd.
Frances and Joyce were married May 25, 1957 in Apache. It was said that Francis laid eyes on the love of his life, and then let her catch him! Together, they took over running Woodward's Furniture Store and raised their family. Francis also did commercial refrigeration repair, and worked on units in many businesses in the area. Joyce, while doing the bookkeeping for the store, also enjoyed doing a bit of interior decorating, and helping people as they selected furniture. She also enjoyed collecting antiques and going to auctions and craft fairs.
Francis was a member of the Legionnaires and was also retired from the Apache Fire Department. He loved going to Colorado for the annual Deer Hunt along with many of his friends, over the years. He also enjoyed meeting his friends, every day for coffee.
Together, Francis and Joyce would take their daughters hiking and picnicking in the Wichita Mountains, travelling to Lake Texoma for family reunions, or travelling in their Winnebago. They also loved to fish.
The couple lived their life in such a loving manner. They did everything together, and their love for each other always showed.
They are survived by:
2 daughters and their husbands-
Babs and David Henderson Apache, OK
JoAnn and Christopher King Binger, OK
Jennifer and husband, John Watson; Jeremy and wife, Shelly Schmitt; Don Noethlich, Bill Noethlich,
Jon Noethlich, Conley King, Avan King
Autumn Schmitt, Britton Schmitt, Rissa Watson, Nick Watson
Francis's brother- Dwight Woodward Cyril, OK
Joyce's sister- Hilma and her husband, Raymond McCullough Apache, OK
Many Nephews and Nieces
They were preceded in death by:
1 daughter- Doretta Minne` Noethlich
Francis's brother-Bill Woodward
Joyce's 3 sisters- Alma Hemming, Lola Reiss, Elsie Jacques
Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 6th at 2:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church with Pastor Bill Hugueley officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Crews Funeral Home.
Wilhelm H. Base (1895 - 1993)
Minnie Unruh Base (1900 - 1987)
Francis R. Woodward (1931 - 2013)
Alma R. Base Hemming (1921 - 1985)*
Elsie Mae Base Jaques (1924 - 2009)*
Lola A. Base Reiss (1931 - 1992)*
Joyce Marie Base Woodward (1934 - 2013)
Created by: Cokeman2
Record added: Sep 03, 2013
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