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Sharon McConnel,
Gem County Coordinator

Hester Ann Woody

(1901 - 1986)

EMMETT Hester Ann Woody, 85, of Emmett, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 1986, in an Emmett nursing home of natural causes.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett. Rev. David Rieck of the United Methodist Church and Rev. Harry L. Granger of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Lodge rites will be by Rebekah Lodge #32. Burial will follow in the Emmett Cemetery.

Mrs. Woody, a retired teacher and a homemaker, was born May 21, 1901, at Gross, north of Ola, Idaho, a daughter of Gustav and Annie Cramer Gross. She worked her way through Boise High School and Boise Normal School. She taught school in Melba and in Pearl. During World War II she taught school at Vanderdasson in Emmett. She married Donald 0. MacAskill on June 20, 1923, at Gross. They lived in Boise and Butte, Mont., before settling at Emmett. They were the parents of three children. He died Feb. 27, 1958. She then married Dewey Woody on Feb. 8, 1964, at Emmett. They spent 15 active years going to dances and lodge activities. He died Dec. 6, 1979.

She was a loyal member of the United Methodist Church; Rebekah Lodge #32; a past noble grand; LEA Auxiliary #64, Payette; Civic Club; and the World War. I Auxiliary.

Hester was a loving mother and grandmother, being loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Kathryn MacAskill of Livingston, Mont., and Wayne and Joanne MacAskill of Bend, Ore.; a daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and William McConnel of Emmett; two stepchildren, Kathy Stewie of Salem, Ore., and Carol Howell of Emmett; two brothers, Frank Gross of New Plymouth and Orvid Gross of Nampa; a sister, Janie Kimball of Emmett; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many friends. A stepson, a grandson, three brothers and a sister also died earlier.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Emmett; Walter Knox Memorial Hospital; the Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise; or to a favorite charity.

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