Posted: May 22nd, 2014

LLOYD D WOODRUFF, 94, passed away peacefully May 14, 2014 in the Vulcan Hospital (Long Term Care). He was born in Cardston, AB on January 27, 1920 to David Patten Woodruff Jr. and Alice Jane Hinman. He was married to Rachel Reva Rasmussen on March 28, 1945 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They spent 56 wonderful years together. After her passing in 2001, he married Hazel Melba Crooks Jan. 11, 2003 who was a faithful companion until her death in 2008. He was preceded in death by Rachel (wife), Hazel (wife), Owen (son) Duane (son-in-law), his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Lloyd is the loving Dad of 10 children — David (Rachel) Woodruff, Alice Clemans, Bruce (Linda) Woodruff, Allen (Carolyn) Woodruff, Owen (Ramona) Woodruff, Loyia (Duane) Malmberg, Keith (Yvonne) Woodruff, Jane (Merlin) Jensen, Dennis (Hollie) Woodruff, and Reva (Justin) Lybbert – Grandpa to 48 grandchildren and 98 great grandchildren — 1 step daughter Sonja (Bryan) Neu and 1 step son Steve Hollo — 8 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Lloyd left this world as quietly as he came. Although he was not always one to stand out, he was always one to stand up for what he knew was right. The way he lived his life was evidence of what he believed. Family was top priority to him and everyone who came to his home was treated as family. He enjoyed a good joke and was always ready to share some cute quip. Farming claimed much of his time but he served willing in the church and community. Serving as a Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in many other callings provided opportunities to care for others. He spent many years as a Scout Master, enjoying camping and working with the boys. In his later years, he and his wife Rachel served a mission in Punnichy, SK and really enjoyed serving the people there. Hours spent working in the temple gave him joy, peace and purpose to his life. His children and grandchildren remember his kindness, his dedication to living right, his love for his Savior and the desire to serve Him. Gratitude graced his life and the lives of others. The most used words in his vocabulary were Thank You. Thank you Dad, husband, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, brother and friend for a life well lived. Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday May 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00 PM or at the Leavitt Chapel on Saturday from 12:00 (noon) to 12:45 PM prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt, AB on Saturday May 24th at 1:00 PM with Bishop Robert Ellis conducting. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery. Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net

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