Kathleen Woodford

03/18/1946 — 02/13/2024

From West Richland, WA | Born in Pensacola, FL

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Public Viewing

Starts:
Mon, February 26, 2024, 2:00 pm
Ends:
Mon, February 26, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location:
Einan’s At Sunset Funeral Home
915 Bypass Highway Bldg. H Richland, WA 99352

Celebration of Life

Starts:
Tue, February 27, 2024, 10:00 am
Ends:
Tue, February 27, 2024, 11:00 am
Location:
Einan’s At Sunset Funeral Home
915 Bypass Highway Bldg. H Richland, WA 99352

Committal Service

Starts:
Tue, February 27, 2024, 11:00 am
Ends:
Tue, February 27, 2024, 12:00 pm
Location:
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352

Reception

Starts:
Tue, February 27, 2024, 12:00 pm
Ends:
Tue, February 27, 2024, 3:00 pm
Location:
Events at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA 99352

Kathleen Woodford

KATHLEEN WOODFORD

03/18/1946 – 02/13/2024

From West Richland, WA/Born in Pensacola, FL

Kathleen Woodford passed away on February 13, 2024, peacefully in her West Richland, WA home at the age of 77. Born to Herman Lumire and Eula Mae Gibson on March 18, 1946, in Pensacola, FL. Kathleen was the eldest of five. The family are proud members of the Poarch Creek Band of Indians.

She grew up in Century, FL, where she developed her love for gardening, farming, and the outdoors. She met her future husband, Delbert (Woody) Woodford who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Pensacola, FL. They married just two days after her 18th birthday. After Woody was honorably discharged from the Navy, she moved with him to the Northwest and landed in Tri-Cities, WA in 1975, ultimately purchasing land and making their forever home on Woodford Ln, in West Richland, WA. They were married for 49 years until his passing in 2013.

Kathleen sometimes had to work 2-3 jobs to take care of her family while Woody experienced layoffs as a union carpenter, but she didn’t mind. She was proud of the positions she held as a grocery deli employee, hotel housekeeper, corrections facility cook, and union janitor at the Hanford site, where she retired. One of her most impactful roles, was the years she spent babysitting her young grandchildren, nurturing their curiosity and teaching the value of a fresh picked garden carrot. She and Woody enjoyed RV trips to Mardon Resort for camping and fishing, along with going to Wildhorse Casino, for gambling and good food. After Woody’s passing, she loved her luscious flower gardens, Koi pond, and her community of nature’s critters; including squirrels and birds.

Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, her youngest son, Duane Allen Woodford, and her forever husband, Delbert (Woody) Woodford. She is survived by her sons; Donnie (Robin) Woodford, and Terry (Shawn) Woodford, and her daughters; Merry Mercer and Rebecca (Chris) Kopp. Her brothers; Jerry (Marie) Gibson and Harold (Kim) Gibson, and her sisters; Nancy (Robert) Rueb and Carolyn Moye along with 16 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Kathleen was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, and friend. She was extremely passionate regarding her family, with a sense of humor that will be dearly missed by all that truly knew her. Viewing will be Monday, February 26, 2024 from 2pm-5pm at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland, WA. Her celebration of life funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 10am-11am including live streaming at SunsetGardensTri-Cities.com. Graveside services will follow from 11am-12pm. A luncheon reception will then be held at Memories of Sunset Event Center from 12pm-3pm.

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  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was our cousin on her Dad’s side of the family.

    Aunt Wilma, Paulette Martin, Pam Ethridge, Margaret Crutchfield, Laura Gibson, Julie Gandy
    February 24, 2024
  • I wish I could call and hear your voice, Until we meet again you are forever in my heart, and I love you so much. Nancy

    Nancy Gibson Rueb
    February 21, 2024
    Pensacola, Fl
  • My sister Kathleen was always “Kat” to me, from the time I was a small child she always looked after me, She was seven years older , and was always a motherly presence in my life. That was her nature to be a Mother Hen. When she moved away to Oregon, I had the feeling that something was missing in my life.
    Our family missed her and her family so much. Even though she was so far away I still felt a connection to her that I feel to this day.
    Living in Florida, we have many occasions to have Hurricanes, tropical storms, and sometimes just cold weather, at these times I always knew that it wouldn’t be long before she called to check on us, that was her way always concerned…
    On a visit to her home with my granddaughter, we shared many happy moments, among those was each time we got in the car to leave her house she would drive around her yard giving us the names of all of her beautiful flowers, that she was so proud of.
    Today I wish I could call and hear her voice. I hope that she is in Heaven doing the things she couldn’t do for a long time like working in her flower garden, feeding her beautiful Koi fish, her squirrel’s and birds.
    Until we meet again, she is forever in our hearts. I love you Nancy

    Nancy Gibson Rueb
    February 21, 2024
    Pensacola, Fl
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