Kaye Alene Woods

Died: Thu., Jul. 27, 2017


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Kaye A (Beebe) Woods died in her home on July 27, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born to Kenneth and Alma (Jeanne) Beebe in Pendleton, OR.

She spent time in Eastern and Central Oregon. She attended school in Stanfield, Hereford, LaGrande, and BMCC. Worked as a Nurse at St. Anthony Hospital. She also worked at JC Penney’s. 

Her hobbies included playing pool, doing crafts, hunting, and fishing. She also gardened and loved her Iris flower beds.

She belonged to the Eagles, RSVP Tax Aid, and Sidesaddles.

She is survived by her husband Willard Woods of Pendleton, Or: children Leona Brown of Prineville; Gwen Little husband Tom; Denise Woods; and Chuck Woods, wife Becky all of Pendleton, OR: brother Bill, wife Robbie Beebe, Anchorage, AK and sister Virginia Beebe of Pendleton: 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

She was predeceased by her dad and mom Kenneth and Jeanne Beebe; sons: Larry Watkins, Gail Watkins, and Ron Woods.

Graveside Services will be held for family and friends at a later date.                  

"In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Dementia stroke/ Alzheimer's research or Clearview Disability Resource Center Pendleton, Oregon.

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Scot Jacobson
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Yesterday evening one of my very long term volunteers from RSVP passed away. In the most recent years she was afflicted with dementia and declining health. Her husband faithfully took care of her, choosing to keep her at home in a familiar surrounding with him. Dementia is such a cruel affliction. It robs you of your memories, your common sense, and your interaction with those you love on day to day basis. When I first met this volunteer, she scared me to death. She ran our Volunteer Tax Program and was a no nonsense, black and white sense of humor, and a "Tell it like it is" kind of gal. You know the type; always ready to give you her opinion if you asked for it; and even sometimes if you didn't want to know it she shared it anyway. After getting to know her, you knew she truly had a heart of gold and took serious her volunteer duties and enjoyed the satisfaction of helping others. As she declined in years, her health stayed much stronger than her mind. I think that is what is most hurtful about dementia; watching the person slowly fade away. As Director of RSVP, I used to send letters to the families thanking them for the volunteer service of the individual. Many, many times, the family was unaware exactly what their loved one did. I miss that personal connection, and of course I no longer have access to those records. I know that she is now in a better place. Most likely rearranging the furniture to soot her. And, of course rejoicing with family members and friends who have gone before her. Her family and friends here on Earth have already said their "Goodbyes" over time as she slowly lost recognition of her friends and family. She will be missed, I believe most of all by her devoted husband. Good Bye Kay Woods........until we meet again in Heaven.
— feeling sad.

Clare and Scot Jacobson

Linda Earlley King
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
I did not know Kaye personally, but I know the family from years back. I just wanted to let you know I was sorry for your loss. Keep her memory life by speaking of her often.

Linda

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