A Celebration of Life service for Eva A. Woods, 87, of Lawton will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Paul Gore officiating.
Eva parted this life on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at her home in Lawton.
Burial will be at Walters Cemetery, Walters, Oklahoma.
There will be a special viewing and visitation for family and friends on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Eva was born on December 26, 1930 in Olney, Oklahoma, Cole, County to Thomas "Tom" J. and Lola V. (Wright) Reed, one of 11 children. Eva first attended school in a one room school named Shady Grove where the teacher taught all eight grades. She was there for three years. The family then moved to Cotton County where Eva next attended another county school, this one having two classrooms per teacher. This school was named Ahpeatone where Eva attended two more years. Then the Reed family moved to Comanche County and by now, Eva was in the fifth grade. Teachers once more taught two classrooms at a time. It was there that Eva completed her education. Following graduation, Eva married Wilburn "Curt" Woods on November 30, 1946 in Walters, Oklahoma and one year later a son was born to them, Curtis "Odell" Woods. They lived in Oklahoma and later in California. Eva later married Fernando Sanchez in California and they had four children, Albert, Fernando, Anita, and Michelle. Eva returned to Oklahoma and once again married Wilburn Woods in 1980 in Duncan, OK. Wilburn passed away on October 23, 2005. Eva also lost a daughter to death, her beautiful and talented Anita Sanchez on January 16, 1978. Several years later, cancer would take her oldest son, Curtis Odell Woods on October 23, 2011. Other family and loved ones leaving before Eva were her parents; her brothers, Beauford Reed, and two infant brothers, Ralph Reed and Robert Odell Reed; and her sisters, Dorotha Hampton, Leona Pasquali, Louise Moeller, and an infant sister.
Eva was well known for her sewing creativity, one particular item was her Jobbers; a comfy nightgown that she created. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, crocheting, and embroidering. She was also known for that "Your in Trouble" look. When you got it you knew it. Eva will be missed by many.
She is survived by two sons, Albert Sanchez and Fernando Sanchez, both of Merced, CA; her daughter and son in law, Michelle and John Callihan, of Lawton, OK; two brothers and sisters in law, Jr. and Effie Reed, of Faxon, OK and Leon and Wilma Reed, of Sherman, TX; her sister, Mildred Shoopman of TX; a daughter in law, Phyllis Woods, Duncan, OK; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren with one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving family members.