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Obituary for Kay Gaddie Wooden

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Kay Gaddie Wooden

April 13, 1938 - August 7, 2014

Kay Gaddie Wooden

Kay Gaddie Wooden passed from this life after a valiant battle on August 7, 2014. She was born on April 13, 1938 to Malcom and Venna Gaddie in Garland, Utah. Kay lived most of her childhood in Logan, Utah. She graduated from Utah State University with a major in English and French. It was there that she met Ronald Wooden. They married on September 30, 1960, in Logan, Utah.
Kay began her teaching career in 1962. She spent the majority of her teaching years at Ben Lomond High School teaching French and English. Kay retired from the Ogden School District in 1987 after twenty-seven years of service. She resumed teaching the same year part-time at St. Joseph High School from 1987 to 2002. She was loved dearly by her students. Stories and memories of her teaching years are often shared by former students.
Kay loved to travel. She led several tours with students to France, her favorite country. Kay was an avid Francophile and had mastered the French language. She also accompanied her husband Ron on several music tours throughout Europe. She was admired for her elegance, poise, beauty, and spirit.
She is survived by her husband Ron, her two sons Michael (Theresa) and Brad, her two sisters Mary (Quentin) and Dorothy (Craig), her brother Malcolm (Tina), and her six grandchildren. Grandma, we love you and will miss you!
Memorial Services will be held Friday, August 15 at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street in Ogden, UT. Family will be available for visitation in the hour prior to the service. Inurnment immediately following.



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Date: Friday, August 15, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: April 13, 1938
Died: August 7, 2014

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Karma Lattin posted on 8/16/14

Michael and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother. She must have been an outstanding lady to have such a wonderful/talented son. My deepest sympathies to all of you. I feel your loss.


Lynette (Rollins) Patterson posted on 8/15/14

Dear Mr. Wooden and family, I was so saddened to hear of your beautiful wife's passing. I remember the first day Mrs. Petersen brought her into our Home Ec class and was amazed at her poise and elegance. I am glad that her time at MHS did not discourage her love of teaching. You were an important part of my life and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May you feel comfort and peace and take time to heal and may you always treasure the fond memories of your life together.


Stephanie, Dottie and Boyd Ames posted on 8/15/14

Kay was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was the epitomy of class. My parents cannot attend the services today and so they asked that I send our condolences as a family. My parents will miss seeing her and Ron boating and my mother has so many fond memories of her. Ron, Brad and Michael we are so sorry for your loss. The world is a little less bright today but we light a candle in her honor. With much love. The Ames family


Mike & Natalie James posted on 8/14/14

Michael & Theresa....we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know she's been on our prayer list for a long time at church. You will be in our prayers. God Bless You!


Lyle and Jane Wiggins posted on 8/14/14

Ron and family, Jane and I are saddened to learn of your loss and send you our deep condolences.


Rick Windley posted on 8/14/14

I'm sorry to hear about Kay's passing. For two years I was privileged to have her as my high school English teacher at Ben Lomond all those years ago. She instilled in me a love for the English language. I know a teacher can't tell the whole of the impact she has on her students' lives, but I feel that her love of teaching and the methods she used have affected my entire life for the good. She cared about her students and it showed in her teaching. Please accept my condolences on Kay's passing and know that she will always be remembered fondly by all her students. Rick W.


Norm Allred posted on 8/14/14

To all of Kay's family- Please accept my sincere condolences on Kay's passing. From the many years we worked together, I remember her fondly: always smiling, always graceful and caring, with a wry sense of humor. She was a kind and professional teacher, as her students often told me. "Madame Wooden" was an important part of their St. Joseph education. May God give her rest and light. Norm Allred


Robert Glasmann posted on 8/13/14

Dear Ron and family, I am saddened to learn of your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you. Sincerely, --Bob


Chantel Bruhl posted on 8/13/14

I was so saddened to hear of Kay's death. I remember her as being a wonderful, caring mother. It is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Take care.


Teri Serio Furniss posted on 8/13/14

Mrs. Wooden was a very kind and wonderful teacher. Always gentle and so very gracious. I had her as a French teacher. She was the greatest! Later in Life, when I worked for Nordstrom, I had the pleaseure of seeing her again. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. A great loss has been felt! Thanks for being such wonderful teacher!


denise lynch posted on 8/13/14

so very sorry for your loss..........she was truly a beautiful person, and we send healing and sad for your family.....may God bless and protect you at this time


Bob Montanez posted on 8/13/14

My deepest sympathy to Ron and family. So sorry Ron, Have no words to express such sorrow. Kay was such a pretty classy lady and always so cheerful.. She will be missed dearly. Very saddened by her passing. She is now an angel in heaven, God bless her.