Elizabeth Kay Woodley


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

Elizabeth Kay Woodley passed away February 6, 2016 after a heroic decade-long battle against lupus and lung disease.

Kay, born March 21, 1948, was the first daughter of O.M. “Buddy” Brown and Sarah Dance Brown. She was a 1966 graduate of Luling High School and a 1978 and 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, with a BS in economics and an MS in accounting.

Kay is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dr. James B. Woodley; their daughter Susan Woodley Adams and her husband Reed; their son Ross Woodley and his wife Chrissy; grandchildren Mason and Chase Adams, and Zoe and Ryan Woodley; sister Mary Alice Beachy and her husband Steve; nephews Matthew Beachy and his wife Rachel and their son Boede, and John Beachy and his wife Becky and their children Cole, Seth, and Katherine Beachy; mother-in-law, Mary Woodley; sister-in-law, Kathy Walters and husband Jimmie;  nephews, Val Walters and his children Mary Kate and Winston, Don Walters and wife Patricia and their sons Jonathan and Cole; niece, Brenda Krchnak and husband Randall and their daughters Valerie, Brittney, Lacey and Cassidy and their families;  numerous cousins, and uncountable friends. Kay was predeceased by her parents, and her aunts, Frances Helen Hurst, Alice M. Smith and Mary E. McNeill; and her father-in-law, Winston Woodley.

No one could tell a story like Kay did. Few people had a greener thumb. Her gift of artistic creativity is something we all wish we had. Her Christmas trees were legendary. She loved people. She was strong in faith and in spirit, generous, well-read, intelligent, witty, funny, sarcastic, of unwavering opinions on just about everything. She adored her grandkids and they her. She loved her family so very much and that love was returned.

Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 13, at Hempstead First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, followed by a celebration of life in the church sanctuary. Burial was at Chappell Hill Masonic Cemetery.

Memorials in Kay’s memory may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1010 7th St, Hempstead, TX 77445 or to a charity of choice.

Arrangements by Canon Funeral Home and Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484, www.canonfuneralhome.com.


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