Woodwards Laid to Rest In Forest Park Mausoleum: Funeral Services Attended by Numerous Prominent Texans, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-27


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Woodwards Laid to Rest In Forest Park Mausoleum MausoleumFuneral Funeral Services Attended by Numerous Prominent Texans TexansHOUSTON HOUSTON Texas May 26 Funeral services for Mr and Mrs Emerson F Woodward were held in the Heights Church of Christ Houston at 10 oclock this morning and their bodies were sealed in a tomb in Forest Park Mausoleum MausoleumThe The owner of Valdina Farm largest thoroughbred breeding establishment in the Southwest which occupies 19000 acres in two counties and his wife met death in a collision of their automobile with a freight train last Saturday as they were driving to the farm Mrs Woodward being killed instantly and Mr Woodward dying early Monday morning morningMen Men and women prominent in church circles business and sports attended the funeral At least six Texas cities and towns besides Houston were represented by active pallbearers and there was a list of 85 hon ¬ orary pallbearers containing the names of prominent persons in this and other states statesThe The Houston Chronicle yesterday carried a lengthy editorial calling attention to the practical side of the Woodwards generosity in part as follows followsThe The death of E F Woodward Houston retired oilman and nationally known sportsman ended one of the most colorful careers in the history of the oil business The Woodwards husband and wife did not like personal publicity but close associates know of their many philanthropies in re ¬ cent years Mrs Woodward was an ardent church woman and she is understood to have endowed several churches in this area Mr Woodward would not talk of his gifts but one of his close friends said the other day that more than 100 needy Houstonians had their rent paid in advance by the year by the oilman and sportsman sportsmanFrank Frank Podesta who attended to the pri ¬ vate sales of Valdina Farm Inc came here for the funeral and it is expected that he will confer this week with William Barn hill who was Mr Woodwards partner and closest associate as to plans for the rac ¬ ing stable now in Illinois IllinoisHOUSTON HOUSTON Texas May 26 The follow ¬ ing telegram was received today by DAILY RACING FORM from Robert J Kleberg Jr who directs King Ranch breeding and racing activities and who preceded Emer ¬ son F Wbodward as chairman of the Thoroughbred Horse Association of Texas New York May 26 1943 DAILY RACING FORM Houston Texas TexasMr Mr E F Woodward in the past eight or ten years put together one of the finest breeding farms and racing stables not only of Texas but of the United States His loss to the whole racing world will be keenly felt I am sure that I speak for horsemen everywhere when I express the hope that his very progressive work along these lines will be carried on Signed Robert J Kleberg Jr

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