Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque Los Lunas Santa Fe New Mexico

Obituaries

Dorothy Alyce Woodard

Dorothy Alyce Rasmussen Woodard, born October 14, 1923,

 

in Omaha, Nebraska, to Fred and Cecilia Rasmussen passed

 

away peacefully Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at her home in

 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She was the seventh child in a

 

family of nine children, and was the last of her siblings.

 

She graduated from Benson High School in 1942, in Benson

 

Nebraska. She met the love of her life, Charles Woodard, and

 

married October 12, 1944. Together, they had three children.

 

DyAnne Woodard Pompeo, of Rio Rancho NM, Stephen (Ellen)

 

Woodard, of Meridian, ID and Kramer Woodard, of Albuquerque,

 

NM. She is survived by her daughter, DyAnne Pompeo, sons,

 

Stephen (Ellen) Woodard, and Kramer (Ann) Woodard;

 

 grandchildren, Samantha Pompeo, Thorin (Janett) Pompeo,

 

Elizabeth Pompeo, Wendy Venable, Stacy Woodard (Dan Wilmot),

 

Jenny (Chris) Taylor, Becky (Brit) Vansur, Abigail Woodard,

 

Michele Priddy, Shawna (Ron) Denton. She is also survived by

 

more than thirty Great and Great-Great grandchildren, and

 

sisters-in-law, Martha Rasmussen, and Barbara Rasmussen.

 

An artist and gentle spirit, she painted, sewed and lived her life in

 

broad and colorful strokes with passion, grace and generosity.

 

A viewing will be held Sunday April 8, 2018 from 2:00 PM until

 

4:00 PM at the Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE,

 

Albuquerque, NM 87108. A funeral service in loving memory of

 

Dorothy will be held at 10:00 AM, at Gospel Light Baptist

 

Church, 1500 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to:

 

Animal Humane of New Mexico

 

615 Virginia St SE

 

Albuquerque, NM 87108

 

 

Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663

Condolences

T. Commander April 16, 2018

Neighbor , South Carolina

Please know, that I am truly sorry for your loss. May you draw strength and peace from "the God of all comfort" to help you cope with your loss. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)