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“Dear PIP Ross ,Greeting from PID Chang Jui-Tai's office. PID Chang is saddened to hear about the news. He had already begun praying for you and your...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Sherry Yang - Taiwan - Friend

“Velda and Jimmy,Judy and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Velda's mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Smith - Wauseon, OH

“Velda: May God's love and blessing be the strength you need at this difficult time. Our love, John & Ina Mae Pearce ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: John & Ina Mae Pearce - GA

“Dear Family of Mrs. Mary Woods,We were very sorry to hear about her recent terribly sad loss. We know she will be sorely missed. Please accept our...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Somsakdi Lovisuth - Bangkok

“Mary and Duke were close friends of my father, Lucas Lucero. My father is gone, but I and my family loved and appreciated Mary so much. She and her...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Felicity Faye Benjamin - IL

“I am so sorry for your lost. We loved Mary greatly and always looked forward to her and Dukes visits back to Arkansas. I feel so bad that we will...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Annebelle Simmons (Younger) - AR

“I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a sweet Lady. I remember she and Duke at many of our church functions. It seemed like they were...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Don Douglas - Midland, TX

“We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Janet, we love you, Josh and the kids. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Tami Hoover - Gatesville, TX

“Your mom, grand mother and great grandmother was one of a kind! I will never forget watching her doing gymnastics to help us all improve ours on our...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Lana Burson - Afton, TX - Friend

“Our deepest sympathy. Love to your family. Pat Rice and Roger Brown ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Pat Rice - Lubbock, TX

“Mary is absolutely one of the strongest , most positive individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! She could brighten your day by stepping...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Fuston - Turkey, TX - Friend

“My deepest sympathies to the family. Mary was a great lady. I can remember her and Duke dancing at almost every dance I ever went too. And she was...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Devona Smith - Amarillo, TX

“mary was avery good person, she always treated you fair and without judgement ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: lisa ware - Friend

“There is no other like Mary! I've known her my whole life and then she worked with Pat when he was just getting started with his business in...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Tina Carson - Turkey, TX - Friend

“I am praying for you family at this sad time. I know it was a shock and seems to be so unreal at this time. Mary was a good christian and very...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Aleta Sperry - quitaque, TX

“Our condolences and love goes out to all her family and friends. We are going to miss Aunt Mary and her beautiful heart here on earth but will see...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Ina Gale and Dale Rowell - Fritch, TX


Mary J. Holt Woods was born December 3, 1935 in Berryville, Arkansas to William (Bill) Henderson Holt and Cleo Holt. She died December 27, 2016 in Plainview, Texas. Funeral service will be Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Quitaque with Brother Chris Tucker and Pastor James Stephens officiating. Visitation will immediately follow in the fellowship hall. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral.
Mary met James Colquett (Duke) Woods in Durango, Colorado and they married April 14, 1954. This wonderful union lasted sixty-two years. Mary and Duke were blessed with three children, Velda Ross, Jimmy Woods, and Randy Woods.
Mary and Duke spent many years in Colorado and returned to Quitaque to make their permanent home. Mary spent the remainder of her life as a Quitaque resident. For a short time, in the 1980s, she and Duke lived abroad in Saudi Arabia and Africa.
Mary had the spirit of a traveler and was always ready for the next adventure. She loved to see the world and meet new people. Mary embraced the years spent abroad and remembered that time fondly as a time when she made many friends she would have for the rest of her life. Mary was always active and could make her way down a mountain or across a lake on a pair of snow or water skis well into her sixties. She also was a swimming instructor and taught many kids throughout the area how to swim.
Mary was always an active part of the community and may be best remembered for her cooking skills. She spent many years cooking for the community in various capacities, and will especially be remembered for her hot rolls and those famous cinnamon rolls. She also loved passing these skills on to the younger generations and some of her happiest times were spent cooking with the great-grandkids.
Mary's family meant the world to her. She was very grateful for her wonderful years with Duke and was proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was always there when she was needed and valued the time she was able to spend with them. Survivors include her husband, Duke, daughter Velda Ross and husband Jimmy of Quitaque, son Jimmy and wife Mary of Borger, son Randy and wife Candace of Plainview, her grandchildren: Julie Ross of Amarillo, Janet Brooks and husband Josh of Memphis, Sammie-Dee Varnell and husband Cory of Quitaque, Tiffany Woods of Turkey, Kim Jolly and husband Allen of Turkey, Emily Raburn and husband Dale of Lubbock, Landon Woods of College Station, and Melissa Darsey of Borger, her great-grandchildren: Braylee Brooks, Hunter Varnell, Cooper Lamb, Kamree Varnell, Cade Lamb, Caitlyn Lamb, Tucker Brooks, and Addison Raburn. She is also survived by four sisters, Ann Waters of Albuquerque, NM, Billie Geisler and husband Alex of Grand Junction, CO, Mable Lewis and husband Ray of Durango, CO, and Jackie Holt and Lee Martin of Grand Junction, CO.
The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 130, Quitaque, TX 79255 or Tri-County Meals, P.O. Box 421, Quitaque, TX 79255.