Grace Doerksen Woodward

Woodward, Grace web picMay 1932 ~ Dec 2014

Grace Woodward, 82, of Atascadero, passed away at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton after an extended illness. Grace was born in Denair, California to Jacob and Emma Doerksen. She attended Gratton Grammar School and graduated from Hughson High School. She worked for PacBell after graduation. In October of 1956 she married and had 3 children. They were a military family and moved around the US. In the late 60’s Grace went back to school and studied accounting. She worked as an accountant for 30 years before retiring in 2000 and moving to Atascadero.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her three children: Russell Woodward of Riverbank, Michael (Julie) Woodward of Atascadero CA, and Melissa (Michael) Woodward of South Carolina; two sisters: Lois Hartman of Denair and Barbara Kerr of Riverbank; 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be announced for Grace at a later date.

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