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Alva Royce Woods

June 23, 1938 ~ February 13, 2019 (age 80)

Alva Royce Woods, better known as Al Woods through life, passed away in the morning of February 13th after suffering for several years with cancer.He is survived by his wife Velma Woods; daughter Cindi Woods, and son Paul (Cheryl) Woods; 2 grandchildren Shelli Woods and Cody (Val) Woods; one brother and two sisters.

Al was born in Rocky Ford, CO on June 23, 1938, and graduated from Burlington, CO High School in 1956. He worked for the Public Service Electric Company in Colorado, and Schultz and Lindsay Construction Company in several states, before starting his life as a rancher / farmer. He ranched / farmed first at Fort Morgan, CO and then for 34 years 30 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming. After selling their ranch / farm in 2004, they RVed and snowbirded to Arizona until 2014, at which time they moved to Payson, AZ for a permanet home of retirement.

A funeral service will be held in the chapel at Messinger Payson Funeral Home in Payson, AZ on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a luncheon in the community room until 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please gift to : Hospice Compassus in Payson, AZ. 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541 928-472-6340

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