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Daniel Woodard Jr.

Private family services for Daniel Charles Woodard Jr. of Yuba City will be conducted. Private inurnment will be at the Sutter Cemetery.

Mr. Woodard died Friday, June 25, at Biggs-Gridley Hospital. He was 86.

He was born Sept. 9. 1917, in Vallejo. He was a Yuba-Sutter resident for many years and also resided in Nevada City for 34 years.

He graduated from Wheatland High School and attended Yuba College. He continued his education at California State University at Chico, receiving his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education and administration.

He spent four years as a metalsmith at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard during World War II, teaching Navy crews how to repair battle-damaged ships.

He taught in Yuba City and was a principal-teacher in Tierya Buena. He retired, after 33 years in the profession, as superintendent of the Nevada City Elementary School District.

He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the Lions Club, Sons In Retirement, the Association of California School Administrators, the Keith Lodge No. 187 of Free and Accepted Masons in Gilroy, the Nevada County Country Club, and was past president of the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Emogene Woodard of Yuba City; daughters Jana Woodard of Yuba City and Sheryl Lange of Chico; son, Keith Woodard of Valley Springs; sister, Emma Driscol of Davis; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Marie Reed and Frances Austin; and brothers Walter, Jim, Lewis and Allen Woodard.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City.

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