Michael Woods, 1946 ~ 2009

Michael Woods, a long-time resident of Moab, passed away on July 25, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colo., surrounded by his family.

Mike was the son of Duke B. Woods and Polly Woods, and he was born August 23, 1946 in Barstow, Calif. He came to Moab with his parents when he was 1-year old, and he resided here until he joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Grand County High School in 1964.

While a student at GCHS, Mike was employed by The Times-Independent and he was an active member of the Moab Riding Club.

While stationed in Scotland with the U.S. Navy, Mike met the lovely Kate Curnyn. They were married in Dunoon, Scotland. They then resided in the U.S. and Mike retired from the U.S. Navy after serving for 22 years.

Mike is survived by his wife, Kate and two sons, Michael, of Houston, Tex., and James, of Fort Collins, Colo.

Mike loved Moab and the La Sal Mountains. His final resting place will be in Willow Basin on the property of his cousins, Dorothy Kirk Guinand and Janice Kirk Hawley.