David William Woods, 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at his home in Golden, Colorado.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Holy Spirit Parish, 107 W. Howard St., in Creston with a reception and lunch to follow in the basement.
David was born Dec. 26, 1952, and grew up on a farm northwest of Creston. He attended grade school in Nevinville and graduated from Creston High School with the class of 1971. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in education from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. He taught mathematics for a number of years in Iowa and Nebraska.
David then moved to Colorado and found his real calling in flower arranging, and was often requested for weddings.
He was an active member of the gay community there, often performing in shows to raise money for AIDS, breast cancer and other charities in the Denver area.
He loved to garden, cook and take photos of the beautiful clouds and snow storms in Colorado. He was creative, had a big heart and shared freely.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle William Woods and Margaret Luella Woods; grandparents and many aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his siblings, Barb Woods of Cape Coral, Florida, Gayle Woods of Clemens, Char Woods Silberg (Bill) of Bethesda, Maryland, and Tom Woods (Allie) of Creston; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers (even though he was a florist!), the family asks you to honor him through memorials to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy at www.rmconservancy.org/donate/support-work, a nonprofit that supports the Rocky Mountains that he loved so much, or The White Rose Scholarship Foundation, a Denver-based gay organization that he worked with, also a 501c3 at www.icrmedenver.org/about-us/white-rose-scholarship.