Melissa Teele Woodbury

Born: Tue., Nov. 14, 1944
Died: Mon., Jul. 29, 2019

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Location: First Christian Church Pendleton

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Melissa Teele Woodbury of Pendleton, Ore. died Monday, July 29, 2019 of metastatic breast cancer. She was 74. Melissa was born in Boston, Mass. on November 14, 1944, to Dorothy (Newman) and Stanley F. Teele. She was raised in Needham, Mass. and attended Buckingham School, Rosemary Hall, and Mt. Holyoke College; she graduated from New York University in 1966 with a B.A. in History. She married Dr. Ronald G. Woodbury on June 26, 1965. They raised their two daughters in Tumwater, Wash. but lived many places together, including Irvine, Ca.; Lock Haven, Pa.; Panama City, Republic of Panama; Potsdam, N.Y.; and St. Augustine, Fla. Melissa worked as a librarian before retirement. She had made Pendleton her home since 2009 and was involved in many local organizations, including the AAUW, Altrusa, and the First Christian Church. She loved to travel and took trips all over the world with family and friends. Melissa is survived by her two daughters, Dr. Deborah Woodbury Forte of Radnor, Pa. and Dr. Sarah Woodbury Haug and her husband Dan of Pendleton; six grandchildren, Brynne, Carew, Gareth, and Taran Haug and Thomas and Jonathan Forte; her brother, Jonathan Perriway Teele and his wife Joyce of New Hampshire; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 46 years, Ron, who died in 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Pendleton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian Church of Pendleton (Disciples of Christ) or to the Pendleton Friends of the Library.

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Laura King
   Posted Wed July 31, 2019
Sarah, I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. She was delightful and so kind when I met her with you over the years. I can't imagine your sadness as I know how close the two of you were. Please know my heart and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
* Laura King

Melissa Pennypacker
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Concentra Plymouth Meeting Team.

Dr. Woodbury- May these flowers in some way help to express our sympathy. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort. With love, your Concentra family.

Lynnea Stanhope
   Posted Fri August 02, 2019
I wish to express my sincere condolences to Melissa's family.
She sang with me in the alto section with Sister's in Song for several years. Her personality, attitude and spirit, along with her voice will be missed.

Kathy Ward
   Posted Wed August 07, 2019
Melissa was a valuable member of our AAUW group and a friend. She was always ready to jump in and help even though she was ill. She had such an upbeat attitude never complaining. So sorry for your loss. I will miss her.

Val D'Andrea
   Posted Mon August 12, 2019
I was a neighbor of your parents in St. Augustine. I had sent an email to your Mom on July 30th, telling her that Fish Island had been saved. She was involved very early on to save the property behind Marsh Creek from development, long before they moved to Pendleton.
She would have been so happy to know this and I hope that she DOES know.
Our condolences to the family.
Val and Tony D'Andrea

Sylvia Koridek
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
Melissa was one of the first people I met when we moved into Marsh Creek and I valued her friendship greatly! She was fun to be with, caring, and loved adventure. I know that she cherished time spent with family.

Ron & Joan Adams
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
So sorry to hear from Jane Adams of your Mom's passing. We enjoyed the times we had together in Tumwater, including playing Charades and Church activities.
We also enjoyed hearing of the family and her travels in her Christmas cards.
She will be missed.

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