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Donald G Woods

Gresham, Oregon

February 1, 2023

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
89 Navy EPO3


 Donald enlisted in the US Navy on 29 November 1951. He was Honorably Discharged on 25 November 1955 at the rank of Engineman Petty Officer Third Class (E-4). Donald earned the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the China Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars.

Donald Glen Woods
March 26, 1933 - Feb. 1, 2023
Donald Glen Woods, 89, of Gresham, Ore., passed away Feb. 1, 2023 after a long, brave fight against mesothelioma.
Don was born in 1933 in Eau Galle, Wis., to Clarence and Anna Woods. His family moved to Portland, Ore., during WWII. He served in the Navy and was deployed during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955. He married Linda Lou Collais in 1959, shared 63 incredible years and had two sons.
Don worked at Boeing of Portland from 1963 to 1993 and retired as a journeyman jig bore operator. He was proud of his union membership and was on the strike lines several times during his long career. He was a toy-maker elf with the Boeing Toymakers and also volunteered at School House Supplies, loading donated backpacks for local students.
Don and Linda enjoyed traveling and spent many winters in South Padre Island, Texas. Don was an avid marathon runner and loved golfing, restoring classic MG cars, woodworking and gardening. His dahlia and sunflower gardens at their oxbow farm were legendary. His wisdom, generosity, and sense of humor will be greatly missed. He was loved by many.

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 March 27, 2023

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