Belva J. (Mrs. Francis) Woods, age 81, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
         Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church at Sacred Heart, Faribault with the Reverend Fernando Ortega officiating.  Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
         Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, June 4th from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the service. 
         Belva Jeanne Kenow, the daughter of Harry E. “Jack” and Mildred V. (Chadwick) Kenow, was born on April 23, 1928 in Faribault.  She graduated from Faribault High School in 1946 and married Francis J. Woods on June 5, 1946.  He preceded her in death on February 20, 1998.
         She is survived by four children, Nancy (and Phillip, Sr.) Andersen of Las Vegas, NV, Dennis (and Cindy) Woods of Nerstrand, Randy (and Eva) Woods of Faribault and Terri (and Vivek) Murari of Longview, WA; 11 grandchildren, Phillip Jr., Chad, NanLee, Molly, Jamie, Jennifer, Shelly, Angie, Misty, Eric and Emma; and 8 great grandchildren.
         She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis; one granddaughter, Nanette Andersen; one brother, Gerald Kenow; and twin siblings in infancy.

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Mary Ann Thomas
Thursday June 04, 2009


Belva was my monther-in-law almost 30 years ago. I have not seen her in years, but I have memories of her always loving her grandchildren tremendously. She had a heart of gold and always really meant well in all she did. My sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.