Edmond Raliegh Woodard



Edmond Raliegh Woodard 79 of Renton Wa. passed away peacefully early Sunday morning May 17 2015 at home after several years battle with dementia and parkinsons. Private services will be in Renton,Wa.  Edmond was born in 1936 in Eastman,Ga.to John Jefferson Woodard and Winnie Luzelle Giddens Woodard.  He grew up on a farm and graduated from Dodge High School in 1955 and joined the Navy and after that served in U S Army.  While in the army he was stationed in Japan where he met his wife Yoshiko.  Later he was stationed at Ft.Lewis, Wa around 1960 and decided to leave the Army and make the Seattle area his home.  Edmond went to work for Boeing and retired there. He enjoyed golfing,bowling and boating and lived in several towns around including Maple Valley, Tacoma, Olympia and Renton.  Edmond was survived by his wife of 56 years Yoshiko Woodard of Renton Wa. one sister Berta W Coursey, of Eastman,Ga.  Two brothers James O. Woodard and Johnzelle Woodard(Sheila) of Eastman,Ga. Edmond is preceded in death by his parents John J and Luzelle Woodard,two sisters and brothers-in-law Zelma (Arthur)Grimsley and Lorine (Walter)Hale and one sister-in-law-Euline Woodard.Woodard1

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