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Lifelong Alaskan Edward Woods, 74, died March 25, 2007, at Alaska Native Medical Center after a short illness, with his sister, Frances Irene Shugak, and brother, Sidney Smith, by his side.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday with a visitation from 3 to 4 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. A potluck will be afterward at a location to be announced at the service.
Eddie was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Levelock to Frank and Mary Woods. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from high school there.
Eddie was honorably discharged from the U.s. Army after serving for two years.
He fished commercially in Bristol Bay for most of his life. He called Levelock home.
His sister said, "He fed children and others in the village when they needed the help, but demanded that they take the responsibility to clean up after they ate.
"He moved to Anchorage in 2005 because of his health. He moved into an assisted living home, where staff gave him much care and love. Elizabeth and her husband, Danilo ,treated him like a father should be treated."
Eddie is survived by his sister, Frances Irene Shugak of Kenai; brother, Sidney Smith of Anchorage; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Southcentral Foundation's care coordinator, Juan San Miguel, for all the help he gave to Eddie's families and many others.
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