Vera Dorothy Prock Woodard

In Memory of Vera Dorothy Prock Woodard

Vera Dorothy Prock Woodard, age 96, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Latimer County Nursing Home, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Vera was born in Red Oak, Oklahoma on June 27, 1919, a daughter of the late Walsie (Guthrie) and Edward Prock.

Vera was a homemaker. She was the widow of William K. Woodard. On December 24, 1936, they were married at Salonia township. During WWII, Vera and Willie moved to Richmond, California and worked at Kaiser Shipyards building Liberty Ships to transport our troops overseas.

During part of her life, Vera worked for Beckman Instruments and helped make some components for the first computer used by NASA for the space program. Vera was a life long learner and ahead of her time. We will miss her.

Vera is survived by:

Daughter: Virginia Woodard Wisemore.

Son: David Albert Woodard

Sisters: Norma Mae Prock Crank, Betty Lue Prock Shawareb, Jerrie Renell Prock Lackpour.

She is also survived by Grandchildren: David Bryan Woodard, William Lee Tessendorf, Raymond Carl Tessendorf.

Great Grandchildren: James David Tessendorf, Cassandra Kay Tessendorf and Isabella Virginia Tessendorf.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband William Kelso Woodard and thirteen brothers and sisters.

Services at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2016 with Rev. Willard Francis and Rev. Donnie Russell officiating.

Interment at Red Oak Cemetery, Red Oak, Oklahoma.