Jason Corey Woodward (August 28, 2015)

11524S Photo USEFebruary 7, 1992 ~ August 28, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015
3:00-8:00 PM
United Methodist Church
Shelby, IA
(get directions)
The family will be present to greet friends from 5:00-8:00 PM at the church.

Friday, September 4, 2015
11:00 AM
United Methodist Church
Shelby, IA
(get directions)
Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, IA

Mother – Pam Woodward of Shelby, IA
Father – Craig Woodward of Council Bluffs, IA
Maternal Grandparents – Steve (Joan) Frum of Shelby, IA
Paternal Grandparents – Joe (June) Woodward of Sioux City, IA
2 Sisters – Caydee Woodward (friend, Nathan Tibbets) of Exira, IA
Samantha Woodward of Shelby, IA
1 Nephew – Ezra Woodward-Arriaga of Shelby, IA
Other Relatives & Friends

Jason Corey Woodward, the son of Craig Allison Woodward and Pamela Jo (Frum) Woodward, was born on February 7, 1992, in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended AHST schools, and graduated with the class of 2010. While in school, Jason was active in sports, participating in cross country, soccer, wrestling, and was on the swim team. Following graduation, he entered the US Marine Corps; he served in Japan and Afghanistan before being stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Upon honorable discharge, Jason moved to Houston, Texas, where he had recently enrolled as a fulltime student at the Universal Technical Institute.

Jason’s favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 40:31: “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed shooting and was an expert marksman. Jason also liked scuba diving and motorcycling. He was most certainly proud to wear his combat boots, but was happiest in his cowboy boots.

Jason C. Woodward died on Friday, August 28, 2015, as the result of a motorcycle accident in Houston, Texas; his tissues were donated to provide the gift of life to others. He had reached the age of 23 years, 6 months, and 21 days.

Jason is survived by his mother, Pam Woodward of Shelby, Iowa; father, Craig Woodward of Council Bluffs, Iowa; maternal grandparents, Steve (Joan) Frum of Shelby, Iowa; paternal grandparents, Joe (June) Woodward of Sioux City, Iowa; two sisters, Caydee Woodward (friend, Nathan Tibbets) of Exira, Iowa, and Samantha Woodward of Shelby, Iowa; one nephew, Ezra Woodward-Arriaga of Shelby, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Friday, September 4, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Shelby, Iowa, with Steve Kiesel of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelby officiating. Carmen White served as the pianist. Casket bearers were Jim Ptacek, Hunter Frum, Jordan Frum, Brent Kiesel, Wyatt Facile, Sean Keleher, Conner Keleher, Dillon Frum, Quinn Keleher, Josh Zimmerman, Brady Frum, and Evan Schroeder. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Shelby American Legion Post #240. Burial was in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Shelby, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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7 Responses to Jason Corey Woodward (August 28, 2015)

  1. Cammie Warren says:

    You don’t know me, but I am a fellow mother of a young son. My heart breaks for you, as I know the energy and happiness of sons. Although it’s been almost one year, his memory and adorable face will go on. I may be in Colorado, but my prayers and thoughts can still reach you. I will think of you often in the days to come.

  2. Susan and Gary Stadler says:

    Craig: Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We can’t imagine how painful it must be to tragically lose your son at a young age. May you be comforted and find strength in your joyful memories of Jason. We remember Jason when he was 2 or 3 years old and how much you enjoyed him. You must be so proud that he had the courage and energy to serve our country. Our hearts are saddened to hear this heart breaking story. It is amazing to see a picture of such a good looking guy who resembles his father. Blessings to you!

  3. Shawn Slagle says:

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss, I was traveling home on my Harley and I was on and live off the exit ramp where this young man was laying ,I knew he had passed on an so I said some prayers for him and his family … I too have many close calls daily as I’m a daily rider … I also lit a prayer candle for him the next night… May you find peace knowing that I believe he did not suffer and is with the lord as we speak.. God bless you .. Again mr Shawn

  4. sam says:

    I’m sorry for your loss me and Jason served together, very great guy , terrible accident, sending prayers your way .guard the doors to heaven
    RIP Jason
    Semper fidelis

  5. Teresa K. Smith says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Teresa and Rod Smith

  6. Jerry Boger says:

    Steve, Joan and family:
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your grandson. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    God’s Blessings

  7. OMG, first I would like to express our sincere condolences to the entire Frum family on your loss of Jason. What a wonderful child he was! I haven’t really known him since he was a toddler, but what an impression he left on all of us and I would imagine that continued throughout his life, he was such a sweet boy. He was a blessing indeed and everyone who knew him obviously adored him. We would also like to thank the family for Jason’s service to our country. The world is a little less wonderful without Jason in it. All of us Dooleys are mourning with you, and may God’s presence surround you and comfort you in the days to come. We will never forget your sweet Jason.

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