Ralph Clark Woods

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December 29, 1942 - July 4, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Ralph Clark Woods, age 76, of St. Peters, Missouri, passed away surrounded by family at his home after a prolonged illness on July 4, 2019.  He was the son of Alden Farrar Woods and Evelyn Virginia McLain Woods.  He is survived by his wife Jana Boursheski Woods, son, David Scott (Michelle (Feltz)) of O’Fallon, Missouri and daughter Amy Dianne Woods (Ritesh Tanwar) of St. Louis County, Missouri.  Grandfather to Avery David and Dawson James Woods.

Ralph Clark was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 29, 1942 and worked as a Machinist in the Aerospace industry for McDonnel Douglas – Boeing where he worked on the Mercury and Gemini space capsules and the F4, A12, Harrier, F14, F18 aircraft for 39 years.  He was also a former Specialist in the 2nd Battalion of the 28th Artillery of the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He enjoyed many hobbies including wood working, fishing and helping relatives with projects.

He will be deeply missed by family, friends and all who knew him.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ralph to Friends of the SLU Liver Center.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Tetri, Dr. Morel, their wonderful staff at SLU and the SSM hospice team for their caring and kindness.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruno July 6, 2019 at 6:45 am - Reply

    The loss of a dear, loved one is never easy to endure. My hope is that the words of John 5:28,29 may bring you a measure of peace in the days to come.
    Bruno

  2. Nora Zimmer July 6, 2019 at 11:24 am - Reply

    My cousin was such a nice man. It was a pleasure to know him.
    My deepest sympathies.
    Nora Reynolds Zimmer

  3. Kristen Weber July 6, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

    candle 6Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887
    We go to the grave of a friend saying, “A man is dead,”
    but Angels throng about him saying, “A man is born.”

  4. Martha Skinner July 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Jana, Amy, David, I’m so sorry to hear of Clark’s passing. He was always special to me . He came down with his hunting/fishing buddy to our farm. Clark was always so funny and teased me all the time. I loved his visits. He gave our parakeet “Henry” and mom a lot of teasing too. I know he was a great son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was a man of honor and a caregiver to his family.

  5. Carrie Denny July 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    candle 6Prayers to you and your family. Your dad was certainly one of a kind.

  6. Nate and Jamie Lansing July 9, 2019 at 8:26 am - Reply

    candle 3We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!!

  7. Anita Sandage July 9, 2019 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I was so sorry to hear about Ralph’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Colin and Alinda Power July 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    We have been praying for Ralph and you Jana ever since we heard of Ralph’s diagnosis. What good neighbors/friends you were as our children were young and growing up. Our deepest condolences go out to you Jana, and David and Amy. “Lord, welcome your servant, Ralph.”

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