Thelma Pritchett Woodward, born Feb. 8, 1905, in Fairview, Utah, to Napoleon and OliveSanders Pritchett, was called home on Feb. 14, 1998 by her Heavenly Father and her sweetheart Milton Woodward, who preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1996.
They were married in the Salt Lake Temple, June 7, 1928; celebrated 67 years together.Thelma was an eternal optimist; tireless and energetic in all that she did. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was an active member of the LDS Church and held many positions throughout her life. She was an officer in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, which she dedicated much time to. Thelma and Milton worked alongside each other in their many business ventures including: running a gas station and motel, mining, truck driving, firework vending, and appliance/TV sales and service. She also worked for the US Post Office and the Genealogy Library in her later years.
She is survived by her three daughters,
Maurine (Moroni) Johansen, Carma June
Woodward, and Patricia (John) Holland, and one son, Thomas (Joy) Woodward. Preceded in death by her two youngest sons, Donald E. Woodward and Wayne R. Woodward. She leaves a heritage of 28 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 12 noon in the 31st Ward, 1078 South McClelland (1040 East). Viewings will be from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and on Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m. at Deseret Mortuary, 36 East 700 South. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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