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Rural Fairfield resident, Beulah Jean Woods, 88, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 19, 2015, at the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, NE, with Bev Hays and Barb Johnson officiating. Interment followed at the Fairfield Cemetery in Fairfield, NE. Visitation was Sunday, from 2–8 p.m., with the family present from 2–4 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at She was born September 16, 1926, at home near Clay Center, NE, to Vern and Eva (Byrkit) East. She married Royal Woods on September 24, 1944, and lived her entire married life on the Woods family farm. Beulah was a lifelong resident of Clay County and graduated from Clay Center High School in 1943. In her younger days, she belonged to the Country Women Extension Club. She also raised chickens and could often be found driving a farm truck during harvest or in the field on a tractor. She was a strong, loyal, independent woman who loved her family and considered everyone who walked through her door to be a part of it. Visitors to her home never left without being fed and offered at least two cups of coffee. She loved her family and rocking her greatgrandbabies. She enjoyed being outside in the vegetable and flower gardens, as well as taking care of her yard. She is survived by her husband, Royal; two daughters, Linda Remmenga of Grand Island, NE; Sarah and husband, Mike Boeka, of Blair, NE; son, David and wife, Judy (Livgren) Woods, of Fairfield, NE; nine grandchildren, Julia (Remmenga) and husband, Solomon Everta, of Eureka, CA; Paul and wife, Susu (Pinter) Remmenga, of Reno, NV; Adam Boeka of Blair, NE; Amanda (Boeka) and husband, Nick Panos, of Bolingbrook, IL; Jason and wife, Jocelyn (Vallis) Woods, of Sioux City, IA; Nicholas and wife, Neha (Kabra) Woods, of Papillion, NE; and Pamela (Woods) and husband, Jon Spilker, of Clay Center, NE; fourteen great-grandchildren and her brother, Royce East of North Platte, NE. Preceding her in death were her parents, Vern and Eva East; an infant brother, Vern East, Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Erma (Illingworth) East.
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