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Sunday, July 8, 2012

PNA/WA Capt. Loyd E. 'Woody' Woodward

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, retired PNA/WA pilot, & Delta Golden Wings member
CAPT. LOYD EDWARD ‘WOODY’ WOODWARD
January 15, 1921 ~ January 1, 2012
 
 
Obituary now in the Seattle paper with word of a memorial service for Captain Woodward to be held July 12th:
 
For more information please contact Capt. Woodward’s wife Helen at
  10835 42nd Ave SW , Seattle, WA 98146-1641   ...   206-248-0948
 
Please visit Capt. Woodward’s permanent memorial at our blog site   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

Thank you,
~ Carol
 
Obituary:
Captain Loyd Edward "Woody" Woodward
 
On Jan. 1, 2012, Loyd Woodward succumbed to complications from Parkinson's after a gallant and hard fought battle.
 
Loyd was born a twin on Jan 15, 1921 in Spokane, WA to Butler J. and Orma L. Woodward. He grew up in Winthrop, WA with fond memories of fishing, camping, hiking, skiing and learning to fly in the Methow Valley. He soloed at 16 and aviation became a lifelong passion.
 
He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943. In Oct of '43 he began flying C-46 transports over the "Hump" between China, Burma and India. Stateside in '44-'45, he flew med evac. That's where he met Helen McMaster, an Army Nurse Corp flight nurse and the love of his life. They were married Jan 24, 1946.
 
Woody began his commercial aviation career with Pacific Northern Airlines (PNA) in 1947 in Anchorage, Alaska, moving to Seattle in 1953. He flew for Western Airlines after the PNA purchase and retired in 1980 as the Delta merger took place.
 
Woody and Helen enjoyed 30 years of retirement traveling around the country, spending summers boating and winters in Mesa, AZ.
 
Woody is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Karen (Mitch Meany), Gail (Chuck Hanson) and Jayne (Jim McCartney); two grandsons; Chris Hanson (Paige) and Aaron Van Wart (Kristen); two step-grandchildren, Matt McCartney and Krissy (Josh Garber); two step-great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Ava. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sister Maxine and brother Douglas.
 
He was a wonderful family man, friend, aviator and fisherman. He is missed every day.
 
A celebration of his life will be held at The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, July 12th from 11:30-2:30 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 7 to July 8, 2012.
 
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From: carol Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 11:44 PM
Subject: PNA/WA Capt. Loyd E. Woodward 'Woody'
 
Notification of the passing of retired PNA/WA pilot Captain Loyd E. ‘Woody’ Woodward.  Born in Washington state to parents Butler John and Orma L. Woodward on January 15, 1921, Loyd E. Woodward was nearing his 91st birthday at the time of his passing January 1, 2012.  (To date we have not seen a complete obituary.) 
Loyd hired on with Pacific Northern Airlines 05-01-1947 and was based SEA with 30 plus years of service at the time of his retirement with Western Airlines. 
Survived by his wife Helen personal condolences may be sent to
  10835 42nd Ave SW , Seattle, WA 98146-1641   ...   206-248-0948
 
Thank you,
Carol
 
Name:Loyd E. Woodward
State of Issue: Washington
Date of Birth:Saturday  January  15, 1921
Date of Death:Sunday  January  01, 2012
Age at Death:90 years, 11 months, 17 days
 
 
From: PNAWADL@comcast.net   Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 2:34 PM
Subject: former PNAer  final flight.
 

............Loyd Woodward.  I will let you know when I get more information to pass along.

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