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Bessie Inez (Moore) Woody

October 20, 2017

Bessie Inez (Moore) Woody  1928 - 2017


It is said that the little things measure true integrity. If one is faithful with the least of things they can be trusted with much. She was all of that.


Bessie Inez (Moore) Woody, known as Betty, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct 20th, 2017 after a long and extremely brave battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on a farm in a rural community outside of Neosho, Missouri in 1928. Betty was born to the late Veda E. Moore and Bessie L. (Robinston) Moore. During her life she lived in many places to include the Midwest, California, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii. Haleiwa, Hawaii was her love and home for the last two decades of her life until her illness required that she return to Alaska to be near her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Earl Dean Woody and her grandson Shane Dean Woody. Her children; Rodney Woody, Christopher Woody, Earl Woody Jr. of Arizona and Tina Johnson of North Pole, Alaska survive her. Betty has 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She loved her family deeply.


Betty was born in a challenging era. She experienced more than her share of adversity throughout her life. Even so, her efforts were diligent in the distribution of courage and joy.

Her accomplishments were countless, a life well lived, that extends beyond this world’s standard of measurement. Betty accepted others for who they were, completely and unconditionally. She was entirely and obliviously unpretentious. She could make a good meal out of seemingly nothing. She loved a beer with her pizza, animals, and the ocean. She was always willing and ready for a good laugh. But most of all, those that knew her well would agree that through example, she taught others how to be thankful.


Her family is truly and forever grateful for the loving care she received from the staff at the Caring Bridges Assisted Living home in Fairbanks, Alaska. The services for a celebration of life will be private. Please consider what you, personally, can do to support the research efforts to advance the end of Alzheimer's.

Arrangements were entrusted to Blanchard Family Funeral Home, 611 Noble St. 907-482-3232. Online condolences may be made to the family at 

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