David Woodford

David Ellwood “Woody” Woodford

July 26, 1948 - January 13, 2020
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David Ellwood Woodford, known by his friends and close family as “Woody,” lived in Rapid City, SD, when he passed away on January 13, 2020, at 4:08 p.m., due to complications from cancer surgery.
Born July 26, 1948, Woody was 71 years of age at his passing, and is survived by his wife, Samantha Woodford; his children, Aaron Shelley, Mariah Shelley, and David Howarth; and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, John Jr. and Chuck; his sister, Priscilla; and many nieces and nephews.
Woody spent his life fixing things. A machinist by trade for 50 years, Woody always went out of his way to help people with anything, whether they were stranded with car problems, needed help with home repairs, or just needed a good friend to talk to.
Funeral services for Woody will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020, at The Foundry: A Christian Church in Rapid City, SD.
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  • Funeral Service

    February 22, 2020 | 10:00am
    February 22, 2020 10:00am
    The Foundry: A Christian Church
    730 Quincy Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
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Wendy Bills

Posted at 01:45pm
I worked at the smoke shop he came to and I am lost without his funny and sometimes serious stories. I feel so awful the last thing I said to him when he told me he would see me soon after his surgery was it's 2020 they do these surgeries all the time you got this. I was devastated to find this out. I know I am late posting this but I just had this confirmed by his cousin, my coworkers told me but I was hoping we were talking about two different people. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. He will be greatly missed.

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