John William Woods

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Wednesday, September 6, 1944

John W. Woods, 63, Dead After Attack

John William Woods, 63, Lewiston insurance man for the last 12 years, died yesterday morning at 6:05 at St. Joseph's hospital. Death was attributed to heart disease, from which he had been suffering for two years although he was active until an attack Monday night.

Mr. Woods was born March 26, 1881, at Marionette, Wis. In 1906 he came west, settling at Moscow where he was employed by the Potlatch Lumber Co. for almost 30 years. Twelve years ago he moved to Lewiston, opening the Woods Insurance agency, an agent of the Farmers Insurance Exchange of Los Angeles. Since Aug. 1, Richard E. Jacobs had been in partnership with Mr. Woods.

Mr. Woods was a member of the Methodist church, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the grange.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna J. Woods; two sons, Earl J. Woods, Spokane, and Leonard W. Woods, Lewiston; one step-son, Paul Anderson, Jr., Potlatch; seven grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Mae Morton, Auburn, Wash.; Mrs. H. C. Brownfield, Lewiston, and Mrs. Mark Seymour, Potlatch.

Funeral services will be held at 2 Thursday afternoon at the Brower-Wann chapel with interment in Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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