September 7, 2013

Cecilia Rose "Chix" Woodard

PLATTSBURGH — Cecilia Rose "Chix" Woodard, 84, of Marcy Lane, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 2, 1929, in Bath, N.Y., the daughter of John and Stella (Zemack) Straulka. She married James F. Woodard (Fred) on Oct. 16, 1948, in Savona, N.Y.

Chix worked at First National Bank of Painted Post, N.Y., and First Heritage Federal Credit Union for many years until retiring in 1983 to devote more time to her beloved grandchildren.

Chix resided in the Finger Lakes area for most of her life before moving to Plattsburgh in 2008 to live with her daughter, Lizabeth Woodard. She always stated that moving to Plattsburgh was like "pulling up an old oak tree and transplanting it," but she grew to love the North Country in spite of her misgivings. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and spending time with her Red Hat group, the Sunshine Babes. She was also revered as the family Scrabble champion.

Survivors include two daughters, Lizabeth Woodard of Plattsburgh and Jamie Easton (David) of Painted Post, N.Y.; and a son, James Woodard (Susan) of El Paso, Texas. She also leaves behind five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, Robert Harnas of Plattsburgh, James Woodard (Jolie) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Ashley and Whitney Easton of Atlanta, Ga., Jared Woodard of El Paso, and Juliette Woodard of West Palm Beach. In addition, she leaves behind four nephews, John, Scott, Eric and Peter Woodard. She also leaves behind many friends in both Painted Post and Plattsburgh, especially Suzette Simmons, Betty Hutter and Marlyn Cotter (her casino buddy), as well as her adopted Rostak-Keating-Knaggs families.

Chix was predeceased by her husband in 2005; her mother-and father-in-law, Archie and Jane Woodard; two brothers, Stanley Straulka (Joan) and John Straulka; and brother and sister-in-law, John and Cynthia Woodard.

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