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Irma Littler Woods, 86 year old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Alliance Health Woodward. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Lincoln Campus with the Reverend Jason Dirks and the Reverend Gary Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at the Billings Funeral Home on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2:00 p.m until 4:00 p.m.

Irma (Brittain) Littler Woods was born on September 24, 1930 to Clinton and Blanche (Huff) Brittain. Irma grew up in the Moscow Flats area and the Mutual area. She attended school in Mutual and Mooreland. Irma was united in marriage to L.G. Littler on February 10, 1948 in Lipscomb, Texas. They made their home in Udall, Kansas for a period of time before moving to Laramie, Wyoming. After six months in that windy town, the family landed in Colorado. That became their home for 14 years. After their daughters grew up and left the nest, they hit the road again and landed in Priest River, Idaho. They owned and operated a craft store there, but the urge to hit the road was strong so they bought a little camper trailer and converted it into a Mobile Bible Bookstore. They stopped in small community churches on the west coast. They loved doing that, but they got homesick for family, so Oklahoma was home for them again. They had gone full circle, they were home again, able to enjoy their remaining years with immediate family and friends.

Irma had various jobs as an adult. The most interesting job was a jailer and cook for the Woodward County Sheriff department. She retired from the Woodward County Health Department after working there for several years. After 44 years of a happy marriage, L.G. died in 1992.

Irma married Ellis Woods, a dairyman and former mayor of Gage, Oklahoma on September 24, 1993 in Woodward, Oklahoma. They made their home in Gage. They traveled extensively with Farm Credit on business as he was a board member of that organization. They were married for almost 17 years prior to his death in 2010. Irma moved back to Woodward and lived at Providence Place where she had many friends and she was involved in many activities. Her last living sibling Eula also lives at Providence Place.

She was a member of the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting at the Fargo Methodist Church, crocheting, playing cards, dominoes, and visiting. She loved being with her immediate family, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews and she loved her church.

She is survived by her daughters: Sue Littler Cave and husband Tim; Cindy Littler Carrell and husband Bruce; sisters: Eula Brittain Nelson Phillips and husband Charles; brother-in-law, Lionel Clem; two grandchildren, Jodie Rae Lougee Tavares and husband Joao; Jarrod Keith Lougee and wife Sue; three great-grandchildren, Jake, Finn, and Grace Lougee; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, her husbands, L.G. Littler and Ellis Woods, and three nephews, Sam Brittain, Monty Clem and Mike Clem.

Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church with the funeral home accepting the contributions on behalf of the family.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on July 14, 2017
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