June 20, 1937 - March 14, 2011

Carol Woods - 1955

Carol Woods - 1956

Carol Woods Gangewer - recent

Carol June Woods Gangewer, 72, went home to be with the Lord on March 14, no longer trapped by a failing body, with care from Hospice at her daughter's home. She was born 6/30/37 in Steubenville, OH. She lived in Denver, CO, as an infant moving to a barren Richland in 1943.

She married Wiliam Gangewer in 1956, raising their children in West Richland. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Mary Gangewer (Gerald Potts); sons, Stacey (Michelle) and Jeffrey (Heather). She is also survived by brothers, Harry ('58) Woods (Melissa), Don ('64) Woods (MarySue); sisters, Sandra ('61) Woods Crabtree (Roger) and Donna ('64) Woods Schmidt (Harry); and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she adored.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill; daughter, Dianna Lynn; and parents, Harry M. and Eunice Woods.

Her greatest joy was her children, along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carol also enjoyed fishing along the Columbia for salmon, knitting and doing anything outdoors.

Carol worked many years as a custodian for Westinghouse and as a waitress for the West Richland Golf Course.

A special thanks goes to the loving attendance of the Hospice and Gerald Potts.

There will be a celebration of life for family and friends, date to be announced later.

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Published in the Tri-City Herald from March 19 to March 20, 2011