Irene "Rene" Woodward

Born in Dorchester, Mass on August 8, 1940

Departed on May 11, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Irene “Rene” Woodward- age 76 of Hendersonville, TN passed away May 11, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Charles “Charlie” Woodward; children, Lisa W. Merwin (D. Fell), Craig E. Woodward (Timi), Lynne Hollingsworth (Greg) and Cheryl Woodward (Lynnette Roeth); grandchildren, Sarah K. Merwin, John D. Merwin, Asa Woodward, Charley Woodward, Emily Hollingsworth, Sam Hollingsworth, Eli Woodward Roeth and Daxton Woodward Roeth.
Rene was a loyal, loving, generous, and trustworthy soul who dedicated her time to her family, faith, and the service to others.
She loved socializing with friends, and spending time with her grandchildren. Friends and family will remember Rene by her spitfire and spunky personality. Rene could be found actively participating in several service organizations and volunteering at the church. In her spare time she enjoyed reading or vacationing at the beach. Rene began her community service early in life as a Girl Scout. As time went on, she was honored as ‘Woman of the Year’, by the Women’s Club, and ‘Samaritan Volunteer of the Year’, by the Samaritan’s Center; where she served on the Board of Directors and as President. She was also a Eucharistic Minister and greeter at Our Lady of the Lake.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1pm at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with inurnment to follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held prior to Mass from 11am-1pm at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to GFWC Women’s Club of Hendersonville (P.O. Box 813 Hendersonville, TN 37077). Hendersonville Funeral Home 353 E Main St. Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

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4 Comments to Irene "Rene" Woodward

  1. Bobbie
    May 13, 2017 7:29 am

    A remarkable woman leaves a remarkable life and family behind. I appreciated her willingness to share her gifts with others. I admired her spirit. Thank you Lord for letting her be a piece of my life.

  2. Sharon Pace
    May 13, 2017 9:00 am

    What a woman! Rene’ exemplified family love
    and community service. She was witty, honorable
    and a dear friend. Rest well Rene’.

  3. Sue Barron
    May 13, 2017 12:06 pm

    My love for Rene was so very special. Her daughter,Lynne, is married to my son, Greg, and Rene & I were
    great friends from the beginning. She was so much fun with her great sense of humor and love of life. We
    shared many unforgettable memories through the years. She will always have a place in my heart.

  4. Gigi Chase
    May 13, 2017 4:28 pm

    My very dear friend, Rene did not know how to say no. She was a constant volunteer worker and a loyal friend. So much fun to work with , always doing more than her share. I will miss you Rene.

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