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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann (Hasdorff) Woodring

February 28, 1932 ~ February 2, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

                  Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Woodring passed away peacefully on February 2, 2022 at the age of 89,  She was born in San Antonio,Texas on February 28, 1932 to the late Frederick and Marian Hasdorff.

She is preceded in death by sons Charles Patrick Woodring, Mike Woodring (Margaret), Gary Woodring (Lisa), and brother, Frederick "Rick" Hasdorff.  She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Kenneth F. Woodring and her children David (Janice) Woodring, Jeff (Lois) Woodring, and Nancy (Gary) Carrier.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Eric Woodring, Natalie Farley, Lauren Massey, Greg Wesley, and Blake Woodring, Kristina Smith, Jessie Seiler, Beth Lee, Kim Carrier, James and Megan Woodring, step grandchildren, Mark and Kevin Shoemake, and her sister Marian "Peggy" Kelley.  In addition, she leaves behind a wonderful legacy of 20 great-grandchildren.

On April 19, 1951, Betty and her husband Kenneth started their married life with a move to Amarillo, Texas where he served in the U. S. Air Force.  After a short time, the family moved to Edna with their first child, Mike.  While living there, they welcomed a second child, Charles Patrick, who died shortly after birth, and a third child, David was born.  When her husband, Kenneth was hired by Union Carbide in 1954, they moved to Victoria where the births of three more children, Jeff, Nancy, and Gary soon followed.  In 1963, after a few city years, they moved from Victoria back to the country living in Edna where they spent the next 44 years.  Betty was a faithful and lifelong Catholic and attended St. Agnes Catholic Church.  She taught CCD classes, was a member of the Catholic Daughters, and volunteered her services for other parish needs.  She also spent several years donating her time and energies to Helping Hands.  In 1975, she and Kenneth spent two years in Czechoslovakia for a Union Carbide startup project, and then in 1981, with the initiation of another startup, they lived in Argentina for a year.  Betty very much enjoyed these times overseas where she experienced living in other cultures and making many lasting friendships.

Health issues began to surface in 2007, and Betty and Kenneth moved back to Victoria.  For as long as she could, she actively supported her grandchildren in all kinds of endeavors while attending many academic, athletic, sports, theatre, and music events.  If she could manage it, she would be there.  She was a caring person filled with the spirit of generosity.  Her life as a homemaker took precedence over her own personal desires.  Betty passes on a true legacy of love, and her life is a testimony to it.

Betty was all about family and was the driving force behind numerous summers spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren in Rockport, Texas.  As she had many fond memories of summers spent there with her family while growing up, she wanted her children and grandchildren to experience the same, and they did.  Many stories of fun times during the "Rockport Years" are still told by her grandchildren.  The siblings and cousins spent a lot of days enjoying summer activities of fishing, boating, skiing and swimming.  These are treasured memories for all of them.  Holidays, too, were important to her, and she made them very special.  Not only was she a wonderful cook, but love abounded as all the growing group continued to meet and bond.  Betty always nurtured her greatly expanded family in every way possible.

Pallbearers will be Eric Woodring, Greg Woodring, Wesley Woodring, Blake Woodring, James Woodring and Kevin Shoemake.

A special thanks go to the dedicated caregivers who provided such loving care to Betty.  Their kindness and patience helped to soften the last few years.

The visitation will be on Wednesday, February 9, at 9:30 A.M.  A Rosary will be recited at 10:00 A.M. followed by a 10:30 A.M. Mass at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Edna.  Burial will follow at Memory Gardens of Edna.  Due to COVID-19, the family respectfully requests that masks be worn indoors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Helping Hands of Edna, Crown Hospice, Catholic Daughters of America, or donor's Choice.

Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen St. Edna, TX 77957, 361-782-2152.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
February 9, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Agnes Catholic Church
506 N. Allen St.
Edna, TX 77957

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
February 9, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Agnes Catholic Church
506 N. Allen St.
Edna, TX 77957

Funeral Service
Wednesday
February 9, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Agnes Catholic Church
506 N. Allen St.
Edna, TX 77957

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