Jane Woodworth

Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008

Kenai resident Jane Woodworth died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 89.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. The Rev. Richard Whetsell will officiate.

Additional services will be held in Boston at a later time. She will be buried with her husband in Knollwood Memorial Park in Sharon, Mass.

Mrs. Woodworth was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Boston. She grew up and received her education in Boston. She moved to Alaska in 2004 and resided in Kenai. She retired from the Children In Crisis with the Department of Youth Services in Taunton, Mass. Mrs. Woodworth was a member of the First Congregational Church in Raynham, Mass.

"She loved to make coffee and baked goods for the residents from the seniors' complex that she left behind in Massachusetts. She enjoyed ice skating and walking. She also traveled extensively, including going to the Alps," the family said. "Our mother was very active her whole life. She was born to be a mother and did it wonderfully. Every kid in the world called her 'Auntie Jane.' Her children were the lucky ones because she was our mother 24/7. She was a very beautiful lady."

Mrs. Woodworth was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest H. Woodworth Jr.

She is survived by her son, Peter B. Woodworth of Palacilos, Texas; daughter, Deanna M. Woodworth of Kenai; foster child, Carlos and Beverly Pelland and their daughter, Heather of Raynham; granddaughter, Pasley of Virginia; grandson, Michael of Kenai; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy McKeon of Red Bluff, Calif., Ruth Blake of Port Richie, Fla., and Florence Hazzard of Stoughton, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be sent to Deanna Woodworth, 39034 Strawberry Ct., Apt. 1, Kenai, AK 99611.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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