In Memoriam: Daniel Arthur Woodall (Jan. 28, 1956 – March 6, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary

Dan Woodall was born to Jack and Eleanor Woodall in McMinnville, Oregon. He was one of nine children. He  graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1974, then served four years in the Army. He loved to talk about being stationed on the East Coast and in Germany. He died in Silverton, Oregon on March 6, 2022, of complications from congestive heart failure.

He married Terry McCurdy in August of 1991. They raised three sons in Silverton and Scotts Mills. He was an active leader in Boy Scout Troop 485, helping each of his sons, and many others, to become Eagle Scouts. One of his last wishes was to have Eagle Scouts carry his casket.

Dan spent most of his career working as a weighmaster for the State of Oregon and, most recently, Marion County. He retired in 2011 and enjoyed volunteering at the Father Bernard Youth Center and St. Mary Church in Mount Angel for a few years after his retirement. He has been a member of Holy Rosary Chapel in Scotts Mills for many years.

Dan enjoyed the outdoors, and spent as much time as he could hunting, fishing, crabbing, and camping with his family and friends. He loved his small farm and raised cows, pigs and chickens. He liked working in his greenhouse and raised bed gardens, and preserving the vegetables he raised. Even after he became disabled, he actively tended his plants and animals, and his sons poured more concrete pathways for his mobility scooter every year. 

He made countless bird houses, which he used to decorate his property and give as gifts. He collected antlers, guns, Coleman lanterns, antique glass jars, and books about hunting and World War II. He loved to tell stories and jokes, and spent many hours sharing creative “insults” with his brother Ed on Facebook Messenger.

Dan is survived by his wife, Terry; sons, John (Taya), Jake and Eric; mother, Eleanor; sisters, Kathy, Leanna, Alice Chisholm (Tom), and Valora Eastman (Mark); brothers, Vern and Ed (Paula); and lots of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceding him in death were his dad, Jack, and his brothers Albert and Tom.

Services were held on April 1 at Holy Rosary Chapel in Scotts Mills and graveside service with military honors at the Holy Rosary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made
to Holy Rosary Chapel or Boy Scout Troop 485.

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