Obituary: Ronnie Lee Wooderson

Ronnie Lee Wooderson, 56, of Conroe, Texas, entered rest on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at his home.

Ronnie was born on June 28, 1960, in Caldwell to Jack and Janice Wooderson. He attended school in Newton, where he graduated from Newton High School in 1978. Ronnie was very active in golf during his time at Newton High. His proudest memory was hitting a hole in one at the Newton Country Club #6 hole on his first day of golf practice his freshman year.

Ronnie met Pamela Cunningham in 1979 when working with his father in Caney. They were married on Nov. 14, 1980, and later divorced. On April 27, 1981, they welcomed Ronnie’s only child, his pride and joy, Michelle Lee Wooderson, in Newton.

While working for Kiewit in Wyoming, Ronnie met and fell in love with Yvonne Lucero. After dating for many years, they were married in May 1999 in Rawlins, Wyoming. They remained married until her death on July 20, 2005.

In 2011, Ronnie moved to Conroe, Texas to be closer to his parents, daughter and grandchildren.

Ronnie is survived by his parents, Jack and Janice Wooderson of Conroe, Texas; brother Rick Wooderson and wife, Jo, of Hutchinson; brother Randy Wooderson and wife, Jeri, of Wichita; daughter Michelle DeGiusti, her husband Marc; grandsons Marco (Tripp) and Jackson of Katy, Texas; and many nieces, a nephew and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth and Marjorie Slothower, and Glenn and Marguerite Wooderson; aunt, Sondra Slothower; and wife Yvonne (Lucero) Wooderson.

Memorial services will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Petersen Family Funeral Home, 215 N. Main in Newton with the Rev. Donna Voteau presiding.