Raymond Pool Woods Jr.

Raymond Pool Woods Jr.

November 04, 1947 - January 27, 2018
San Juan Capistrano CA

Raymond Pool Woods Jr.

November 04, 1947 - January 27, 2018
San Juan Capistrano CA


Raymond Pool Woods

November 4, 1947-January 27, 2018

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather Raymond Woods was born in San Diego on November 4, 1947, and died peacefully at home on January 27, 2018.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Amy; daughter, Lisa; her husband Mark Mantel; granddaughters Amara and Liana; sisters Judith Rae Woods and Nancy L. Baumgardner; and brothers Donald Mason Woods and Murray Lee Woods.  He was preceded in death by his son Ronald Martin Woods and  daughter-in-law Kelly Woods; and his father Raymond Pool Woods, Sr. and mother Lodema A. Woods.
An accomplished pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, Ray had a long career in music education and choral conducting.  He also greatly enjoyed his opportunities to work with instrumentalists at his schools and in his concerts.  He fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer for the last year of his life.  He will be missed by all whose lives were touched by his music and by his love for teaching.
A memorial service will be held at Garden Grove United Methodist Church, 12741 Main St., Garden Grove (714) 534-1070, on Friday, February 2, at 11:00 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Garden Grove United Methodist Church music ministry or the SouthOrange County School of the Arts (SOCSA) vocal music department.



Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: February 2, 2018 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Garden Grove United Methodist Church
  • Location: 12741 Main Street Garden Grove, CA 92840 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (714) 534-1070

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57 responses to Raymond Pool Woods Jr.

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  1. Thank you Ray for enriching all our lives, the laughter and the tears. And thanks to your family for so generously sharing you with thousands of children. Now Ray is free to start a new group with Ron. Gid’s Blessings and strength to the Woods family

  2. Mr. Woods is in most of my favorite memories from High School.Mr. Woods is the reason I am the creative individual I am today. I can remember not being able to afford to pay for SOCSA. He made sure I never sat on the side lines because I didn’t have the fund to participate. He would help me raise money… He always understood the importance of the arts. I will always cherish all the wonderful memories we had on trips, competitions, and countless hours of practice that he put into making us our best. I was so lucky to be touched by this Angel. My love goes to his family… thank you for sharing your husband, father, and grandfather and friend with all of us for all the years that you did.

  3. Thank you Mr. Woods for inspiring and encouraging my daughter Savannah. You will be remembered in our hearts forever.

  4. Audrey says:

    Thank you Mr. Woods for some of most favorite memories.

  5. A life well served. Rest In Peace dear Ray . You will be missed by every life you so generously touched . Thankyou for being you .???????

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