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Iva Woods

May 18, 1917 — October 14, 2016

Formerly Aline-Funeral service for Iva Lucile Woods, 99, will be Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Aline Christian Church with Polly Young officiating. Burial will follow at Aline Star Cemetery. Viewing will be Monday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Iva Lucile Booze was born May 18, 1917 to Margaret Sophia (Maggie) Helmick and Earl Edwin Booze in the McWillie, Oklahoma area. After the loss of her mother in childbirth at age four, she spent much of her younger years with an aunt, Clara Minick and Booze uncles in McWillie. Iva started school in McWillie and later attended Rich Valley, then graduated from Aline High School. She worked for various families in the area as a housekeeper and nanny during her high school years and soon after graduation. She often talked about a girl's trip to Little Rock, Arkansas and San Antonio, Texas with Audrey May Irwin and May Vighnon Goodno after graduation.

On April 12, 1941 she was united in marriage to Alvin Dean Woods at Cherokee. To this union two children were born: Ray Dean and Larry Gene. They made their home on Aline area farms until Alvin's death in July 1995. They celebrated 50 years of marriage before Alvin's death. They had many cherished friends and neighbors in the area. Iva then lived in Aline until moving to Dallas, Texas in September 2005 to be close to her son's family. Iva always cherished her close family and friends in the Aline area. The many phone conversations while in Dallas clearly showed her heart remained in Aline. She also made many friends in the Town Village North senior living facility in Dallas.

Iva was a member of the Aline First Christian Church and Eastern Star. She was presented a 50 year pin as a member of Eastern Star.

Iva was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Woods; son, Larry Woods; mother, Margaret Sophia (Helmick) Booze; father, Earl Booze; two brothers, Raymond Lewis Booze and Baby Cecil Howard Booze; three half sisters, Jean Jack, Joyce Krepel and Nadine Harvey; step mother, Grace Melrose and step brother, Orval Booze; aunts, uncles, cousins and Lee Melrose.

Iva is survived by her son, Ray Woods and wife, Bonnie of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren in Dallas, Melonie Koeijmans and husband, Tony, Amber Brandt and husband, Jason and Jeremy Woods and wife, Allison; nine great grandchildren and a half-brother, Gary Booze and wife, Doris of Aline.

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