Russell E. Woodbeck

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  • "Russ welcomed me as a tag-along teenager Bonnie brought..."
    - Mary Clem Welty
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    - Lola Cain
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    - Nancy Steiber
  • "My Uncle Russ was a great man of God and a gifted..."
    - Karen
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February 19, 1927 ~ February 13, 2011
"He was a preacher on and off the clock,
telling everyone about Jesus."

Rev. Russell E. Woodbeck of Vancouver, WA, peacefully passed away Feb. 13, 2011. He was born in St. Paul, MN to Phoebe Woodbeck and Earl Smith (later adopted by Fred and Bernice Woodbeck).
Russell graduated from the St. Paul Minnesota Bible School and the Olivet Nazarene College.
He served two years in the Navy and five in the Army Air Corps.
He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed sports and riding motorcycles.
Russell was an ordained Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene. He loved children and was loved by them.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Grace (Yoder) Woodbeck; daughters, Bonnie and Sandra; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held on Sun., Feb. 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may taken to any Umpqua Bank (deposits may be made in his daughters names, Sandra Kerr or Bonnie Carpenter) in Rev. Russell Woodbeck's benefit.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 18, 2011
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