Stanley Howe Woster Jr.


Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2005


  Stanley Howe Woster Jr.

Stanley Howe Woster Jr.

North Kenai resident Stanley Howe Woster Jr. died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 79.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kenai. Bishop Garth Reid will officiate. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow at the Kenai City Cemetery where military honors will be performed by the Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 10046 and the American Legion Post No. 20.

Mr. Woster was born April 26, 1925, in Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a technical sergeant until he was honorably discharged. He also was a graduate of the University of California at Berkley with a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Woster worked as an aerospace engineer for 23 years at TRW in Redondo Beach, Calif., and also at McDonnell-Douglas, Hoffman, NASA and Lockheed until he retired. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Woster was involved with the Boy Scouts and did volunteer work.

"He enjoyed genealogy, travel, electronics, radio, fishing, camping, outdoor life and comic illustrations. Stanley loved his family and church and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved to tell stories and jokes and he made friends easily. He was loved by all and even nonfamily members thought of him as 'Grandpa Stan.' He loved his sons- and daughters-in-law as if they were his own children," his family said.

Mr. Woster was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Woster Sr.; and his brother, Brian Woster.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Woster of Nikiski; brother, Malcolm James Woster of Sidney, Neb.; daughters, Susan Woster of Pasadena, Calif.; Allison Keeney of Pasadena, Sue Svelund of Orem, Utah, Verna Glenn of Prescott, Ariz., and Rosanne Carlson of Nikiski; sons, Eric Woster of Santa Clara, Calif., Jonathon Woster of Overland Park, Kan., Bruce Ogden of Provo, Utah, Thomas Ogden of Orem; Keith Ogden of Sand Gabriel, Calif., John Jasen Blair of Gilbert, Ariz., Jeffrey Ogden of Provo and Bill Deven Ogden of Sellersville, Penn.; 45 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a cousin, Ted Sarno of Houston; one niece; one nephew; and a cousin, Bill Thompson of Ogden, Utah.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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