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Robert Glenn Woods


Robert Glenn Woods

Robert Glenn Woods, 89, died peacefully of natural causes Sept. 16, 2012 with his loving daughters by his side, under the excellent care of Wickersham House Assisted Living in Wasilla.

As he requested, no service will be held. His ashes, along with the ashes of his beloved wife Margie, will be scattered next summer at Moose Pass, Upper Trail Lake.

Robert was born Nov. 2, 1922 in Thrift, Texas.

Robert married Margaret Malin on Feb. 15, 1942 in Fairplay, Colo. He lived in Renton until 1942 in then moved to Denver, Colo. Robert had three children — Roy, Ruth and Marjorie. The family moved to Anchorage in 1946, to Moose Pass in 1950 and lived in Moose Pass until 2005 before moving to Soldotna and moved to Palmer then Wasilla in 2007.

In Moose Pass, Robert worked for the Alaska Railroad, Estes Brothers and the Bureau of Public Roads before going into business for himself; operating a service station, doing mechanic work, operating a towing service along with an heating oil delivery service.

He was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had fond memories about his years at the setnet salmon site on North Beach. He so enjoyed the many friends and family who came to visit.

His hobby of wood working and making projects expanded to bird houses, outdoor benches, chairs and toys. Robert and Marge had a guest book titled “Bird Watchers Guest Book Moose Pass, Alaska 8/2000-9/2005” attracting tourists and visitors from all over Alaska, the Lower 48 and countries such as Germany, Holland, England and Ireland.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Larry Foster of Palmer and daughter, Ruth Moorcroft of King Salmon; seven grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Ames of Kenai; sister-in-laws, Betty Hardy of Tustin, Calif., Peggy Jones of Hill City, Kan. and Helen Woods of Sterling, Alaska; daughter in-law, Peggy Woods of Las Vegas, Nev .; many nieces, cousins and so many friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife Margie, his son, Roy Woods and grandsons, Douglas and Ralph Moorcroft.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mat-Su Regional Home Health & Hospice, 950 E. Bogard Rd. Suite 132, Wasilla, Alaska 99654, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family was taken care of by Legacy Kehl’s Palmer Chapel in Palmer.


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