James T. Woodward Jr., of Cody, died peacefully of natural causes at Memorial Hospital in Rawlins on Jan. 17, 2021.
Jim was born in Minneapolis in 1941 and attended and graduated from Bend High School in Bend, Ore., in 1959.
Jim married Verla (Hill) Wick in 1961. The couple had three children, but later divorced. He married Alice Keith in 1989 and they spent 31 wonderful years together.
Jim started his sales career in Portland for Ingersoll Rand and later owned and operated, with his wife, Woodward Tractor of Cody, for over 30 years.
One of his great loves was his trade and his customers. In later years, he loved to sail his yacht off the coast of Washington, in particular going up and down the Inland Passage of Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret (Stetson) Woodward, his father James T. Woodward Sr., his brother-in-law, Jack Brubaker and numerous aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Woodward, and his children, Leon (Donnella) Woodward, Veronica (Curtis) Pell, Susan (Vern Townsend) Davis, eight grandchildren including Jim Beau Woodward, Jacquelin (Garrett) Wells, Justin (Brittany) Weimer, Travis (Danielle) Woodward, Katie (Jon) Smith, Sarah (Jake) Theunissen, Jacob Woodward, Robert Woodward, and his sister Kackie Brubaker. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.
At St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cody, a rosary service is planned for 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, and a funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. There will be a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Park County Animal Shelter.
An online guestbook is available at BallardFH.com.