Ronald Lee Woody passed away peacefully in his home in Boyd on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 after a long battle with COPD. Born in St. Maries, Idaho to Eugene and Frances Woody on September 28, 1932. He spent his youth in Kalispell, Mt. where he started his career as a truck driver. Ron served in the Army National Guard from 1949 – 1951. He met and married the love of his life, Thelma Hughes on June 5, 1956. Ron became a heavy-duty diesel mechanic and they raised their children Karen and Darrel in the family home in Boyd. Ron worked all over the state of Montana and was proud to have worked on the Hungry Horse Dam build. Ron loved fishing and was a member of the Yellowstone Valley Fly Fishermen. He also enjoyed elk hunting and working in his shop. Ron loved his family and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was quick to laugh and a friend to all. He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma, his parents, brother Gene, along with many family and friends. Ron is survived by daughter Karen (David) Greenwood, son Darrel (Vicki), grandchildren Jordan, Megan, Loren and Tyler as well as many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. His family would like to acknowledge Beartooth Hospice and their wonderful care they gave him over the years. Dr. George, Renee, Lou, and Jim will always be in our hearts as well as the rest of the staff. A memorial service will be held at the Joliet Cemetery on May 22 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of life for Ron and Thelma will be held at the Boyd Community Center following internment. Memorials can be sent to the Boyd Community Center.
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