Herbert Neil Woodward, Jr., devoted father and loving husband, passed away on July 23, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Born in Butler, Pa., on September 28, 1924, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris; sons, Neil Woodward of Scottsdale, Ariz., Brent Woodward of Westwood, N. J., and Mark Woodward of Pueblo; their spouses and three grandchildren. 'Woody' retired after 37 years with the CF& I as an accountant. He served in World War II as a B-24 pilot with the 752nd Air Squadron of the 8th Army Air Corps in the European Theater. He was an avid bicyclist, logging almost 70, 000 miles since retirement. H was a 56-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 31. There will be a gathering for family and friends on Sunday, August 1, from 2-5 p.m. at the family home to honor his life. Private family services will be held later. The family is grateful to the entire staff of Fuente de Vida at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Sloan and Dr. Denton for their excellent care. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I know this is a difficult time, but I can see that you have many memories to sustain you. 70,000 miles is an impressive achievement! You are in my thoughts, Judy Alliprandine

  2. My deepest sympathies to all the Woodward family. And especially to Neil, my soul brother for many years, and to Dan, his partner and a great friend. Also Brent and his family, who were part of my ‘family’ during college, oh so many years ago! Know that many others are with you in spirit and support you in LOVE!

  3. Through knowing Neil, I have glimpsed a part of Woody….and I know the whole was even more than that wonderful part. My spirit opens to Woody’s family, and is with you as you travel this next stage of your family journey. Kathie

  4. Our condolences on the passing of our dear Uncle Woody. He was a wonderful man and terrific uncle. He always had a soft spot for the children. We will miss him dearly. I am so happy that I was able to see him this summer. I will treasure that visit along with all of my other memories.

    Keli, Drew, Trevor and Amanda

  5. Those who live in the hearts of others — never die…..
    The sorrow that you feel is a sorrow that all of us share that have been fortunate enough to have Woody as a part of our family and lives. May it comfort you to know how very much we care. Our hearts and love are with each of you and your families….

  6. Life and death are a package. We know that. But we are always caught short when death arrives. We have had our entire life to prepare for this moment. But it never works. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know Mr. Woodward was a wonderful man. I heard about him for maybe thirty years from a wonderful man who knew him well. His son Neil is the embodiment of his father. What a privelege to have known them. My greatest sympathy to your family. My prayers are with you.
    Respectfully yours,
    Vern Langhofer

  7. Our recent visit in Pueblo a few weeks ago with little Micah and Alex will be treasured! Condolences from the Lyons Family
    Greg, LuAnn, Luke, Cory, Jessica, Jake, Micah, and Alexandra

  8. What joy it has been to share Woody with you all these years. He was such a super brother-in-law. His passing leaves a huge hole in my heart. I love you all.

  9. We are so sorry to hear of Woody’s death. Our Deepest Sympathy to Doris, Neil and your family.

    With Love, Ken Lange and Vince Pesce

  10. Neil and family,I feel so bad about your fathers passing. Unfornatually no one can escape dying. But you all will have the wonderful memories of the good times, your father will always be with all of you in spirit. Keep the family close and take care of each other, you know that is what your father would want. Send your Mom down her to get away for awhile, would love to meet her and tell her how great of a job she and your father did raising you Neil, and your brothers.
    Al

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