He and his wife, Peg, moved to Hays in the summer of 1952 to raise their family. He and Richard R. “Dick” Starr partnered as architects at that time and together, as Woods & Starr Architects. They made a lasting, physical statement of modern architecture in both Hays and western Kansas that will last for decades.
He resided in Hays continuously until April of this year when he relocated to Kansas City to be closer to his family. In his final days, he was surrounded by three generations of his descendants, and he left a lasting memory of steadfast love to everyone.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peg, who passed away December 18, 2012, his parents and all the aunts and uncles of his own generation. He was the last.
He is survived by his son Cris and his wife Corine (also from Hays) of Kansas City, his daughter Patti of Plano, Texas, his five grandchildren Faye, Beth, Steve, Kati and Ben, and his 2 great-grandchildren, Maxx and Jimi. We miss him already.
Funeral service arrangements are pending upon notification of the family. They will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Hays.