Wilbur Ross Woods

May 23, 1943 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 78)


On October 27, 2021 Wilbur Ross Woods went to be with God, at the age of 78.    Wilbur Woods was born May 23, 1943 in a teepee in Lee, Nevada to Willie Johnson and Ellen Dick Rodriguez.   He was raised by his grandparents, Willie and Carrie Woods. He attended elementary school in Lee, until he transferred to Elko High School.  After school,  Wilbur worked in the Elko area at a variety of ranches.  Wilbur also worked as a mechanic at a variety of gas stations.  Wilbur worked at the Mountain City Lumber Company for about 5 years.  After Mountain City Lumber closed,  he started working construction and helped to build the Red Lion in Elko.   Wilbur was employed  by the Te-Moak Housing Authority in 1980, where he worked there for 20 years. In 2002, Wilbur moved to Owyhee, Nevada where he was employed by the Elko County School District as the Building Superintendent at the Owyhee Combined Schools until he retired in 2013. He lived all his remaining years in Owyhee, Nevada.  He is survived by his wife Rosalie Woods, his sisters; Deborah Mendez (Gonnie), Lavina TeMoke, Mary Lou Martinez, his brother Edward Hooper, his children; Fred Leyva, Stephanie Enriquez, Ronnie Woods, David Woods (Tara) , Janique Woods, Aunna Woods, Tia Woods, Juliann Woods,  Sean’te Woods, Caleb Woods, Naryah Stanley and his step daughters; Amy Bizik, Heidi Jett, Danielle Mockwitz and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, various brothers and sisters, and his daughter, Rikki Woods.   Wilbur will be remembered  for his tremendous work ethics, gentle spirit and his love for his family.  There will be a viewing for family in Elko, at the Burns Funeral Home, on Wednesday November 3rd , from 4:30 to 7 pm. Graveyard services will be held on November 4th, 1 p.m., Thursday, in Owyhee at the Old Cemetery. 

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