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Obituary Notice – Louise “Lois” Woodward (updated)

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Louise “Lois” Woodward, 94, of Forestville, passed away May 1, 2023 at Autumn View Health Care Facility, Hamburg, surrounded by her family. Lois was born June 2, 1928 to the late Louis and Ruth Rounds and was the stepdaughter of the late Merle Hardy.

She is predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Raymond. Together, they raised six children while working The Dozen Acres Grape Farm in Silver Creek. Lois also drove school bus in Silver Creek for many years before moving to Florida, where she continued to drive for many more. Lois enjoyed country music, camping, sewing, crocheting, playing solitaire and scrabble. In her 90’s, she became an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving are three sons; Thomas (Carol) Woodward and Douglas, both of Forestville, Scott Woodward of New Smyrna Beach, FL and three daughters; Janice (Joseph) Dolce of Forestville, Tamara (Mark) Manly of Orchard Park and Linda (Paul) Hill of New Smyrna Beach, FL. Also surviving are many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday morning, June 24th, from Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville at 11 o’clock.  Private interment will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville, at the convenience of the family.

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