Our loving wife, mom, grams, great grams, sister, aunt and friend Kathy, our angel, returned home peacefully to our Lord and her beautiful daughter on November 17th, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones.

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Kathy was born on July 28th,1958 in Frankfurt Germany to Wenfred E Morgan and Gloria Leon-Hernandez Morgan.

She married her true love Cornell A Woods Sr on April 9th, 1982. They had four children Gloria, Courtney, Lessie and Cornell Jr.

She enjoyed cooking her "secret" family recipes, especially tamales, gardening, birthdays, holidays, spoiling her grandchildren and anytime the family would get together. She loved her little get-aways to the casinos and her daytime TV shows.

Kathy was always willing to help anyone and listen to those who just needed someone to talk to. The most important thing to Kathy was being surrounded by family and friends who all just loved her fun, loving spirit and beautiful soul. She had deep and unconditional love and a special bond with each one of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.

She worked at Frito Lay for many years and made many lifelong friends. She brought so much light and laughter to everyone she known. To know Kathy was to love her.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Cornell A Woods Sr, her loving daughters Yolanda Brown, Gloria (Davion) Pope, Courtney Woods, and her baby boy Cornell A Woods Jr. Grandchildren, Her Bear, Marcos, Felicia, Fagan, Avianna, Alissa, Kelise, Kyree, Khloe, Leyah, Lilian, Stella, Davina and Beatrice. Great Grandbabies Amirah, Amani, Kylan and Alijah. Her sister Yvonne Patton, brothers Steve (Lorie) Morgan and Gregg Erhard. Her sibling in laws the entire Woods Family. Many nieces and nephews that she just adored.

Kathy is preceded in death by her mom Gloria Leon-Hernandez Morgan, her beautiful baby girl Lessie Marie Woods, brother Robert Morgan. Sister-in-law Peggy Ann Woods and Josette Woods. Brother-in-law Jim Patton, and nephew Duane Jolley.

--- Kathy, you were truly an Angel here on earth, please continue to be our Angel in heaven, until we meet again, one sweet day ---

Special, special thank you to Sister-in-law Alece Charles for everything.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday 11/27/2021 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. A viewing will be held from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM on the same day at the same location. Interment to follow services at Memorial Redwood Cemetery.

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Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Nov 23, 2021

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Great memories of time spent with Cornell and Kathy and families growing up together here in Utah. Love and prayers for all the Woods family.

Brad Krueger , Holladay , UT, US Nov 25, 2021

Prayers of strength to our family during this difficult time. Hold on to God's unchanging hand. Love you all.

Curtis and Katrina Woods , Cedar Hill, TX, US Nov 23, 2021

Kathy Wood was a wonderful mother friend and loved by all I will miss her and cherish the days I had with her and I’m blessed to be part of the family and had the chance to be around someone that was nothing but a angel I love you and you will always be missed

Keisha Henry , Hartwell , GA, US Nov 23, 2021

It has been many years since Kathy and I worked at Frito Lay, but still this many years later, I can remember her great attitude, friendliness and willingness to make others days better.

Justin Romph , Riverton, UT, US Nov 23, 2021

I will truely miss you kathy my loving sister in law.you meant a great deal to me.I. no you knew.that.I will miss talking to you on facebook..I will you taking on tour of your garding.I am heartbroken.Its looks like everytime time i find my family i loose someone. But I am truly grateful for the time that I did have to spend with you love you Kathy Woods forever see you in Paradise.🙏🙏🙏💔💔

Barbara Nov 23, 2021

I will always remember what a beautiful woman Kathy was🌺inside and out🌺She was kind and caring. She was always willing to visit and share memories and wisdom. I am grateful I have had the opportunity to know her. God bless her family🌺

Dana Doporto , Rupert, ID, US Nov 23, 2021

Hey I am sending prayers to my family 🙏🙏 that the Lord will give yall the strength that y'all need to get though at this difficult time. 🙏❤ Barbara Miles Thomas and Family.

Barbara Miles Thomas/ niece , Vicksburg , MS, US Nov 23, 2021

I’m your niece Barbara daughter wish I could have gotten more time to know you rip auntie in god hands 🙌🏾 now 💋god bless your beautiful soul !!

Shelia Nelson Nov 23, 2021