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Teresa Mercedes Woodruff

Teresa Mercedes Woodruff, 59, passed away April 5th in her Ogden home.  She was born August 14, 1958 in Ogden, Utah to Richard and DeNiese Carroll.  She graduated in 1976 as a “Lifer” at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School where she was a cheerleader and a member of the drill team.  Teresa was active participating in sports, volleyball, track and her favorite, skiing.  That is how she met the love of her life, at Nordic Valley Ski Resort in the ski lift line.  She married Christopher Woodruff on July 8, 1978.  She attended Weber State University and worked at Iomega, Fresenius and finally the IRS. 

Teresa was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who loved family activities including camping, boating, visiting National Parks, sharing family photos and she shared her father’s love of steam trains.  She enjoyed tracing the family’s ancestry, crafts, knitting and communicating with friends, both old and new, in person and through Facebook reminiscing about people and past experiences.  Her infectious laughter and zest for life brightened our lives and she will be truly missed.  Her beloved Labradoodle Gabby will miss snuggling at her feet.

Teresa is survived by her husband Chris, three sons, Patrick, Benjamin (Jessica) and Vernon (Krystal) Woodruff, one daughter Mercedes Woodruff, and two grandchildren James and Willis Woodruff.  She is also survived by three siblings, Catherine (Joe) Muniz, Margaret (Andy) McGovern and Richard (Andrea) Carroll.   She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and DeNiese Carroll, her grandparents, Vernon and Mary Carroll and Theodore and Margareta McGahan.

The family is grateful to Marie Neri from The Council of Catholic Women and to Father Delka for their special assistance in our time of grief, and to all family and friends for their kind support.

 Services are scheduled for May 14th at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 24th & Adams in Ogden; Rosary will be at 9:30 am with Memorial Mass to follow at 10 am.Interment will be held at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch in South Ogden.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.aaronsmortuary.com.  In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 935 E. South Temple, SLC, UT 84102 in Teresa’s honor.


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Chris and Family,
I was deeply saddened to learn of Teresa's passing. I have fond memories of you and her together! My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and your family!

Norm Searle Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Apr 15 2018 12:00 AM

Catherine and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Teresa and send my condolences.

Steve George Apr 14 2018 12:00 AM

Chris and Family,

Very sad to hear of Teresa's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

T & Susan Paasch Apr 14 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Woodruff

Rosie gonzales Apr 13 2018 12:00 AM

Chris and kids - I just returned to town and read with great grief about the passing of Teresa. Andy and I send our love and support.

Susan McCrady Apr 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Woodruff

Mike ,Marie Neri Apr 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Woodruff

Stephen Tonks Apr 11 2018 12:00 AM

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

John Prestwood Apr 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Woodruff

John " Barney" Bauernhuber Apr 11 2018 12:00 AM

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