Joseph Allen Woodin


Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Former Juneau resident, Joseph Allen Woodin, 80, of Soap Lake, Wash. died Oct. 3, 2005, at Lakeridge Special Care in Moses Lake, Wash.

He was born to Manly A. and Margaret M. Woodin on Nov. 3, 1924, in Huron, S.D.

At age 19 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Farragut, Idaho and Terminal Island, Calif. He served as a gunner's mate during World War II and was honorably discharged in March of 1946. He then moved to Minnesota and to live near his extended family. He began working in construction and followed the work to Oregon and then to Alaska. He met Doreen Dugaqua in Sitka and they married on Feb. 14, 1961, in Seattle. They lived and worked in Southeast Alaska, building and remodeling homes and raising their children. He retired in 1982. The couple then moved to Soap Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen; his six children, David, Stephanie, Deborah, Lisa, Gene and Holly; and his brother, Gene Woodin of Virginia.

A memorial service was held at Benson's Chapel on Oct. 7, with Pastor Dexter Edwards officiating. Internment followed at Benson's Pioneer Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Moses Lake.

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