Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011, at South Park Cemetery for Vida F. Woods, 86, a resident of The Beehive Home in Roswell, who passed away July 20, 2011.
Viewing will be at held at Ballard Funeral Home starting Monday, July 25, 2011. The Rev. Garth Hyde, chaplin of Vista Care Hospice, will officiate at the service.
Vida was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Headrick, Okla., to Frank M. Perry and Ella P. Perry. Both parents preceded her in death in January 1993. On Nov. 2, 1946, Vida married Amel G. (Jack) Woods in Roswell.
Her husband preceded her in death in January 1993. Also preceding her were two brothers, Oland and Raymond Perry; and two sisters, Corrine Perry and Loreta Ekwall.
Formerly of Hale Center, Texas, Vida had been a Roswell resident since 1941. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband at American Moving and Storage for many years.
Her survivors include her sons, Michael and his wife Nancy, of Roswell, Steven and his wife Dianna, of Amarillo, Texas, Paul and his wife Etta, of Springfield, Ohio, and Alan and his wife Marla, of Oakdale, Calif.; her grandchildren are Marc Woods and his wife Amber, Anne Woods, both of Amarillo, Melissa White and her husband Brian, of Stratford, Texas, Chris Woods and his partner Scott Caldwell, of Las Vegas, Nev., Randy Woods and his wife Sonya, of Roswell, Matthew Woods, of Springfield, and Nicole Woods, of Springfield.
Vida is also survived by her sister-in-law Monez Oehl, of Thorton, Colo., and seven great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank The Beehive Home where Vida lived for the past three years, and Vista Care Hospice for the loving care given to their mother and grandmother.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Assurance Home of Roswell or your favorite charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome. com.