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So sorry to pass on this news - Teri Troxel Mcclain received a note from Rich's daughter, Heidi, saying her dad had liver cancer.
Photo from 1965 Ceralbus
Richard L. Woodward
11/23/1948 - 01/26/2017
San Diego CA
Photo from Scott Nave
Emerson School Class of 1961
Front: Mike Burke, Ken Powers, Pat Fligg, Steve Nogarr, Paul Munch
Middle: Dean Hutton, Duane Snapp, Scott Nave, Richard Woodward, Dennis Sandberg
Back: Alex Nagy, Paul Bentley, Vince Goddard
Mark Littleton just posted these great photos and wrote, "Rich loved the Lord."
MAY 12, 2017 UPDATE
A few Facebook comments...
RIP I know you and Jim must be having a good ole time we had a lot of good days together I pray peace for your family I'm so thankful that you knew the lord. God gained another Angel.
Lost another Bulldog so sad.
Rich did move to another high school to finish his education. I remember he came up to our reunion one year. I can't remember which year, but it was the one where we had the Friday night party at our house in Brace Canyon and the Sunday picnic at Brace Park. R.I.P. my friend.
Mark Littleton Sr
Bless his soul. Wonderful memories. <3 br="">
Rich loved the Lord.
Thanks to Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner for getting us all together years back.
Dona Foy Porcaro Bruckner
Mark, I was just thinking about our time with Rich and the fun we had. May he rest in peace😂
James L Vignale
I ran with Rich for about 4 years. He was a natural leader and a great friend. He was always happy and ready to have a good time. I'm glad he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren in his last days. His daughter words were a great tribute to Rich. Besides being a loving father she said he was the only person she new that spent time at the South Pole and the North Pole. He loved adventure even back in High School. He was the leader he made the plans for every weekend. The last time I saw Rich he was driving from Idaho to LA for his work. He stayed overnight in Las Vegas and called me and I met him at the hotel he was staying at and we had a great time. RIP Rich a life well lived.
My prayers and condolences to his family. Rest In Peace.
Carol Forrand Tallakson
RIP BHS Alumni... condolences to the family of Richard😢
Very sad. Prayers to the family.
Donna Hunter Ryan
Prayers to his family.
Vicki Herrin Fields
Rest in Peace, Rich.
Donna Luce Neitman
So sad to hear! RIP Rich!
Barbara Zelenay Berry
very sad.. RIP Rich!
Another bulldog.... So sad! Prayers to family!
May God comfort family and friends!
Nadine Aguirre Lujan
Sorry to hear of his passing!
Richard was my first brother in law.. was married to his brother for 8 years . So sad to hear of one so dear, passing so early (to me) in life . 68 isn't old. The dang cancer got him too, 😪
Mary Boriso Jordan
So sorry....Rest in Peace Rich ♥
So sad......I remember Rich from Emerson Elementary and I had such a crush on him. My prayers go out to his family......
Jo Elaine Morton
RIP Richard. My friend Peggy Taylor had a major sixth grade crush on Richard. God Bless you Richard Woodward. 3>