In Memory

Dolores Wynona Reddell Woodson (Tuscola Tigers)

Dorothy Wynona 'Dee' Reddell Woodson

July 27, 1915 - September 3, 2010

 Dolores Wynona Reddell Woodson

Dolores Wynona Reddell Woodson, 95, of Abilene, passed away on Thursday September 3, 2010 at University Place. A graveside service will be held on Saturday September 4th 2010 in the Tuscola Cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola, with Steve Stovall officiating.
Dolores (Dee) was born on July 27, 1915 at Tuscola, and graduated valedictorian at Tuscola High School (now Jim Ned). She attended Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University as a special piano student, and Southern Methodist University. Dolores also attended insurance school, and worked as insurance secretary, office manager, and division secretary of investments and advertising for Investment Diversified Services.
World War II, Dolores received a United States Civil Services Appointment at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, where she drove an ambulance to transport service men and military dependents to area hospitals. During this time Dolores met Sgt. Marshall E. Woodson, Jr. (Woody) chief transportation officer. They were married on March 15, 1945, in Wichita Falls, and after Woody's discharge from the army the couple moved to Louisville, Kentucky.
Dolores took cosmetology state board exams in Oklahoma and Kentucky and worked as a hair stylist in both states, as well as Texas. After retirement in 1981, she and Woody moved to Lake Travis, at Leander, and later to Dallas, where she served as a church secretary for Skillman Avenue Church of Christ, in Dallas. While living in Dallas, Dolores became a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, and continued her business for 20 years after moving to Abilene in 1985. She and her husband Woody attended Westgate Church of Christ. By 2005, Dolores and Woody were ready to move to a retirement home, and chose University Place.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Woody, in 2009, her parents, A. Rann and Viola Zellner Reddell, brother Mikey D. Reddell of Voca, and sister Elwynne Roderick, nephew, Russ Reddell of Abilene, and sister-in-law, Kathleen Reddell of Abilene.
Survivors include her brother David Reddell, Sister-in-law Jimmie Reddell, niece, Sherry Reddell, nephews, Randy Reddell and wife, Dennis Reddell and wife, Duane Reddell and wife, and many great nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends in Dallas, Abilene, and at University Place. Dee has personally touched and blessed the lives of those who knew her best with her kindness, encouragement, quick wit, motherly advice, and especially her deep, abiding faith.
The family wishes to thank very special friends Janice Hill and Elesa Oetting, Dr. Heaven, the nurses from Hendrick's Hospice Care, and the staff and friends of University Place. Also, we extend our sincere appreciation to Dee's personal caregivers (Krissy, Mary Ann F. and Mary Ann H.)