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02/26/2014 - Charles A. “Red” Woods

Memorial services for Charles A. “Red” Woods, age 89, will be Wednesday, February 26 at 2:00 PM at the Bates-Gould Chapel. 
 
Inurnment with military honors will be in the Alliance Cemetery.
 
A memorial has been established for Prairie Haven Hospice, 1118 Flack Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301 or Good Samaritan Health Care Center, P.O. Box 970, Alliance.
 
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Brad Lee Woods.
 
Immediate Survivors:
 
Wife, Mona.
 
Children: Chuck (Kathy) Woods, Craig (Joni) Woods and John (Tina) Woods all of Alliance. 
 
Grandchildren: Becky (Morgan)Standage of Alliance, Tony (Katy)Woods and Ben (Cassie) Woods of Lincoln, Chad Woods, Shawn Woods, Tiffany (Nick) Boness and Brittany (Joe) Collins of Alliance, Jenni (Jacob) Kiefer of Cedar Bluffs, NE and Missy (Troy) Burke of Laramie, WY.
 
Great-grandchildren: David and Sophie Standage, Addy Woods, Lindsey and Korey Woods, Conor and Evelyne Boness, Eston Collins, Tanner, Katie and Autumn Kiefer and Ty Burke.  He is also survived by his sister, Verna Mills of Peck, Kansas
 
 
He was born on October 3, 1924 at Hoffland, in Sheridan County, Nebraska to Charles Lee and Velva Blanche (Dove) Woods.  He was raised in Antioch and Alliance graduating from Alliance High School in 1943.
 
In 1943, Charles was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corp serving in the south Pacific region as a tail gunner on a B-24 Bomber.  He obtained several awards and commendations for his time of service in WWII. He was discharged on September 1, 1945.
 
On February 24, 1951 he was united in marriage to Mona LaVerne Smith at Pleasanton, Nebraska.
 
He began working for the C.B. & Q. Railroad in Alliance and worked as a locomotive engineer retiring from Burlington Northern Railroad.  He also worked as a carpenter for Peltz Construction Company.
 
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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