June Susan Woods December 1, 1924 – July 2, 2013 | PostIndependent.com

June Susan Woods December 1, 1924 – July 2, 2013

June Susan Woods was born December 1st, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois.

After graduation from Calvert High School in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1943, she joined the U.S. Marines and attained the rank of sergeant.

She came to Colorado to attend Western State College in Gunnison, where she met and married Howard Woods in 1947.

Woods taught in the Glenwood Springs school system from 1957 to 1978, with the exception of a year when she and her family lived in Melbourne, Australia. After her husband died in 1977, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps and taught for five years in Africa and a year in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific.

After June’s return from overseas in the late 1980s, she worked as a volunteer tutor in the literacy and ESL programs at Colorado Mountain College. In 2001, she was awarded the Garfield County Humanitarian Award for her work in promoting literacy.

Although most of her years were spent teaching, her vocation was writing. She wrote two books and had numerous magazine and newspaper articles published.

June and Howard had three sons: Bill lives in Durango, CO, with his wife Marilyn, Jeff in Northfield, MN, with his wife Teresa and daughter Olivia, and Scott in Fort Collins, CO, with his wife Amelia.

June is preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and her sister Elenor.

She is survived by her sisters Lorraine and Shirley. June also leaves behind her three sons, three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Services are pending.

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