Cleve L. Woods 1951-2014
October 26, 2014
Cleve L. Woods
Cleve L. Woods, 62 of Sturgis, passed away Jan. 28, 2014 at Rapid City Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Cleve was born June 18, 1951 in Sturgis to Richard and Maxine (Horton) Woods. He grew up in Lead and graduated from Lead High School. He attended Casper College at Casper Wyoming for two years. He lived with his grandparents, Roy and Laura Horton at Hereford and started his Angus Cattle Herd. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Harrington on Oct. 22, 1977. They lived on a ranch in rural Meade County.
Cleve was a member of the Angus and Hereford Associations, and proudly served as the Hereford Breed Representative for the Black Hills Stock Show with Bruce Blair for more than 20 years. He was a Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge #220 Rapid City, and belonged to the Elks Lodge and bowled for Elks for many years. Cleve was also a Deacon and an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church, Sturgis, and served on several committees. He was involved in 4-H for years with his kids and grandkids, and helped many others through the years. He even helped start the 4 Corners 4-H Club. Cleve was also a Boy Scout in Lead.
Cleve leaves behind his wife, Carolyn; three sons, Justin (Bree), Todd, and Tyler; two granddaughters, Devin and Danae; sisters, Marlene (Rick) Yberra, Lori (Doyle) DeJong, and Monica (Michael) Bage; and a brother, Rick Woods. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. A memorial has been established to help with the medical expenses.
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Funeral Services were Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church, Sturgis, with the Rev. Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial will follow in the Elk Vale Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.kinkadefunerals.com. F