Jennifer Lynn Woods, mother, sister and friend to many, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in her home in Alamo Heights, San Antonio TX.
Jennifer was 53 years old, having been born in Baytown, TX to Glen and Joyce Woods. Jennifer was passionate about music and gourmet cuisine, frequently taking her daughter Madison to the symphony and cooking delectable meals for her family and friends.
Jennifers sisters Holly Woods of Edwards CO and Vicky Woods-Hinkle of Baytown TX remember Jennifers love for entertaining and travel. Jennifer began traveling globally when a teen and frequently went to exotic locales. One of her favorite spots was Estes Park CO, at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park, which she frequented for many years. She enjoyed fly-fishing in the Big Thompson and serving up epicurean trout for her family and daughter Madison. Jennifer was an avid outdoorswoman, frequently bow-hunting and having earned a fly fishing certification.
Jennifer was a fervent alumnus of the University of Texas, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from UT Austin 1982, and a MBA from UT San Antonio. Jennifer also earned a certificate of Historical Preservation and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) distinction in 2000. Jennifer was most recently self-employed, having started the The Woods Group, LLC, specializing in commercial real estate investment and feasibility analysis. Jennifers father Glen Woods, currently of La Grange, was proud of her determination and work ethic. Jennifer provided vast support to her daughter Madisons Girl Scout troop, having been a Troop Leader and Cookie Mom. She and Madison also traveled across Texas during the summer 2011 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Girl Scouts, visiting many historical designations along the Great Trail of Texas.
Jennifer was a tireless volunteer and advocate of Alamo Heights Middle School, where Madison is a 7th grade honors student and plays cello in the orchestra. She was also an active member of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and led other volunteer events. Jennifer was a huge Tony Bennett fan, having attended one of his live performances. She also relished classical and other 50s swing music. She was a proud fifth generation Texan and had pursued membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas with her sister Vicky.
Jennifers attention to propriety and etiquette never ceased to amaze her family, who often received thank you notes before they returned from their visit with her. Jennifers nieces and nephews, Rachel Shaver of Boston MA, Austin Shaver of Austin, TX, and Lindsey and Laurel Halvorson of Edwards CO remember their aunt most for her gracious way of serving others and the enormity of her love for them. She insisted on being a part of her nieces and nephews lives, attending their events, graduations, and keeping up with their passions. Jennifer was a consummate parent, sparing no time or energy for her daughter. She will be greatly missed by many friends and family.
JANUARY 14, 2012
ALAMO HEIGHTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
825 E. BASSE
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78209
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216.