Ygerne ”Gary” Woods

06/30/1925 — 07/10/2003

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Herman, MN

Ygerne ”Gary” Woods

Ygerne ‘Gary’ Woods, 78, our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away July 10, 2003 at Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA.

Gary was born June 30, 1925 in Herman, MN. Gary spent her youth in Spokane, WA and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. She married her husband, Warren, in March of 1946 and after living in Shelton, WA, they moved to the Tri-Cities over 40 years ago.

For a few years, Gary worked locally as a bookkeeper at Baskin Robbins where she routinely enjoyed chocolate almond ice cream cones.

Gary was a kind woman with a large heart whose generosity knew no bounds. She was always thinking of others before herself and those who were lucky enough to have Gary in their lives will fondly remember her warmth, style, and grace.

Gary’s loves and interests included animals, traveling to Hawaii, cruises, tennis, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite activities was feeding the many squirrels that soon learned Gary’s house was the place to be!

Gary was extremely patriotic and proud that her two grandsons followed in the footsteps of their grandfather, Warren, by currently serving their country in the U.S. Military. Gary would lovingly brag about them to everyone she met!

Gary is survived by her daughter, Barbara A. Sorenson, of Richland, WA; brother, Clare Cater and wife Louise of Salem, OR; granddaughter, Megan and husband LT Taran G. Myrick, of Ft. Riley, KS; grandson, SSG Andrew J. Sorenson and wife Laura, of Ft. Stewart, GA; great-grandson Robert Warren Sorenson of Ft. Stewart, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles and Gladys Cater, and her beloved husband, Warren J. Woods.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Kennewick, WA with reception immediately following. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland, WA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA.

Gary’s granddaughter, Megan, wrote this obituary in her honor.

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  • Dear Barbara, Megan,Taran, Andy, Laura and Robert:

    May God’s Love heal your sorrow and may God’s peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories.

    Love, Laura Sorenson

    Laura R. Sorenson
    November 4, 2014
    Port, Angeles,, WA, US
  • Gary was my very good friend. She came to the church I pastor. When her Warren died 4 years ago, we’d gotten close. Somehow in these years since, every time we visited, it was special. We just clicked. I will miss her loving spirit, fun & sometimes outrageous sense of humor, and her warm smile. My prayers and blessings are with her family who are missing her very much. Pastor Doug Mowry

    Pastor Doug
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US