Thomas Woodford

Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2002

Former Soldotna resident Thomas "Skip" Woodford Sr. died Sunday Feb. 17, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was 69.

A visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will follow at Spruce Grove Cemetery in Kasilof. Kearlee Wright will officiate at the services.

Mr. Woodford was born July 11, 1932, in Bellingham, Wash. He moved to Alaska as a child and graduated from Anchorage High School in 1950. Mr. Woodford was in the U.S. Navy from 1951 through 1955, serving in Korea. He owned and operated Woodford's Clothing in Soldotna from 1961 until 1974, worked on the Alaska oil pipeline as a teamster with Alaska Truck Transport from 1974 until 1976, and he owned and operated Skip's Idle Hour in Soldotna from 1985 until 1990. Mr. Woodford served on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in the 1970s. He enjoyed fishing and watching sports.

Mr. Woodford was preceded in death by his parents, Howard F. and Lola Mae "Tiny" Woodford; and two sisters, Nell Marion Pomeroy and Marilyn Hoff.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Wilma Woodford of Las Vegas; sons Howard and Thomas S. Woodford Jr. of Soldotna, and Ricky Woodford of Las Vegas; brother, Bruce Woodford of San Diego, Calif., and two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Arrangements made by the Peninsula Memorial Chapel.



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