Funeral services for Genevieve Gen E. Woods, age 89 formerly of 28 Jersey Avenue in Ogdensburg will be held on Thursday (Nov 14, 2013) at 11:00am at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith & Rev. Laurena Will co-officiating. Her place of rest will be at Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (Nov 13, 2013) from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Mrs. Woods passed away at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility on Saturday (Nov 9, 2013) surrounded by her loving family.
Surviving is her daughter Karen Cruikshank and her husband Basil of Huntington Beach, CA; a daughter in law Norma Woods of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Scott Cruikshank & his wife Norma of Cypress, CA, Todd Cruikshank & his wife Yolanda of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Shawn Cruikshank & his companion Meagan Davies of Fountain Valley, CA, Robert Woods & his wife Krista of Ogdensburg, Angela Boyer & her companion Joseph Baxter of Ashland , OH, Leslie Woods and her fiancÚ Travis Reed of Dedham, MA; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Anne Tooley of Tupper Lake, NY; brothers Ronald Tooley & his wife Margaret of Ogdensburg, Gerald Tooley Kinnelon, NJ along with several nieces, nephews & cousins.
Her husband Gordon J. Woods along with a son Robert Woods and two brothers Lorne & Robert Tooley predeceased her.
Gen was born on February 3, 1924 in Oxford Mills Ontario, a daughter of the late Henry & Eva (Beggs) Tooley. She attended Canton High School and the Ogdensburg Business School. She then married Gordon J. Woods on May 29, 1948 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg with Rev. Melville Nesbit officiating.
She worked as a seamstress for Randalls Manufacturing for 14 years and then for Woods Bag & Canvas for an additional 10 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, The Maple City Home Bureau Club, The Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary and gift shop volunteer and a member of the Eskimo Travel Trailer Club. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, crafts of all kinds, playing cards, camping, flower gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or The Riverledge Healthcare Facility, 8101 SH 68; Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.