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Constance "Connie" Woods

Connie suffered from a stroke in February and died at the age of 77 on Nov. 14. She was born and raised in Pierre, South Dakota. Connie taught Physical Education in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, retiring in 2002 and moving to Peoria, AZ in 2014. Connie attended well and faithfully to: Little ones - be they her students or nieces and nephews, Friendships – she could make relationships special, Christmas – her favorite holiday, And most importantly, the mysteries of faith – we celebrate her future. Connie is survived by her sisters Patti Roger and Mary Greenfield and brother-in-law, Maynard all of Pierre. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anne Woods of Pierre, SD, and brothers Chuck and Tom. A memorial service will be held in Pierre at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Mary Greenfield, 120 Harrison St., Pierre, SD 57501