Former Hayden resident Woodrow A. Gledhill passed away Nov. 27, 2005, at his home in Loveland. He was 88.
Woody was born Oct. 28, 1917, to Albert Gledhill and Sarah Jane Haws in Vermillion, Utah. He graduated from Baggs High School and attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Woody joined the Army Air Corps in January 1942. As a staff sergeant, he served with the 503rd Parachute Infantry and was based in Australia and the Pacific Islands during most of World War II.
He married Amy Coryell on May 26, 1946. Amy passed away Oct. 3, 1989.
Woody spent more than 35 years in Hayden, where he owned and operated Woody's Auto Sales. He also owned and managed two service stations, a laundry facility, a trailer park and an office complex in Hayden. He helped organize a Chamber of Commerce as well as the Hayden Valley Business League. Woody was instrumental in establishing the Hayden Bank Charter and Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
He married Dorothy Bailey on Sept. 23, 1995, in Fort Collins.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gledhill of Loveland; daughters, Karen and her husband Hal Schatz of Fort Collins and Jinny and her husband Dale Myers of Las Vegas; sister, Nedra Tucker of Morgan, Utah; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Visitations were held Nov. 30, 2005, and Dec. 1, 2005, at the Allnutt Hunter Chapel in Loveland. The family honored Woody's life at a private memorial service Dec. 1, 2005. A graveside service was held Dec. 2, 2005, at the Fort Logan National Cemetery with interment at Fort Logan.
Please view the online obituary and sign the family guest book at www.allnutt.com.