Tony Woods

Alfred “Tony” Thomas Woods passed peacefully on Feb. 23, 2017, at the Ruby Valley Hospital in Sheridan, Montana. He was born to Earl and Grace (Weingart) Woods on his great-grandfather’s homestead near Silver Star, Montana on Sept. 2, 1930.
Tony attended school in Silver Star and Twin Bridges. He graduated from Twin Bridges High School in 1948, where he participated in both football and basketball.
He married Ruth Corienne Massey on June 13, 1953, in Butte, Montana. They were married for 55 years and were blessed with one son, Douglas Leroy Woods.
 
Tony loved his family, ranching and being outdoors. He lived his entire 86+ years within three miles of the family ranch. He has been a member of Twin Bridges School Board, National Farmers Organization, the Church of the Valley, and the Three Rivers Chapter of the Back Country Horseman of Montana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Ruth; his son, Doug; brother, Richard Woods; sister-in-law, Billie Jo Woods; and brother-in-law, Russell Edwards.
Tony is survived by two granddaughters, Bailey (Nimon) Badgley of Hickory, North Carolina and Kacee Woods of Nampa Idaho; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Woods of Dillon; sisters; Pearl Edwards of Butte, Lois (Russell) Hartse of Missoula, and Jesse (Fred) Seibert of Scottsdale., Arizona; sister-in-law, Sarah (Juan) Massey of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many dear friends.


Services for Tony Woods will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Church of the Valley in Twin Bridges. There will be a reception at the church following the service. A family burial will take place in Sliver Star before the service.
Memorials in memory of Tony may be made to the Ruby Valley Hospital, the Church of the Valley, or an organization of your choice.

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