William John Woods, age 73, of Miles City passed away at his home, on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023.
William was born June 15, 1949 at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City. He was the fifth of eight children born to Albert and Mary Jean (Byrnes-Turner) Woods and was raised on the family ranch on Graveyard Creek near Hathaway, Montana.
William married Sonja in 1979, and this union was blessed with two children: Joel and Catherine (deceased). He was also blessed with two granddaughters whom he adored: Catherine (Wren) and Lachlan Lee.
Besides his wife, son, and granddaughters he is survived by his siblings and their families: Ann Todoroff, Matthew & Vickie Woods, Michael & Darla Woods, Winona Wise, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Willy graduated from Rosebud High School and Western Montana College with a degree in Elementary Education. He taught at Rosebud from 1979 until retirement. Willy loved teaching and remained friends with his students and their families.
Willy’s other passion was his livestock. Ranching to him was a way of life. Willy shared this passion with his children and grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in honor of Willy to Holy Rosary Hospice at 2600 Wilson Street Miles City, MT 59301. Condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.
Celebrating the Life of William J. Woods (Willy) Saturday, July 8th, 2023 from 3 to 5pm at the Park in the city of Rosebud.
Please join us to share memories and celebrate the life of Willy Woods.
~ Sonja, Joel, and the Woods family