Obituary: Annette Pyke Woodley

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Annette Pyke
Woodley
July 20, 1924 –
January 11, 2017

Mrs. Annette Pyke Woodley of Auburn passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  There was a family graveside service at Auburn Memorial Park Cemetery on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 2:00 pm. Chaplin James Q. Smith conducted the services.
Mrs. Woodley was born July 20, 1924, in Altha, Florida.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Pyke and was a 1943 honor graduate of Andrew Jackson Senior High School, Jacksonville, Florida.  She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
On January 23, 1945 Annette and then U.S. Marine Corps Captain Charles Hunter Woodley, of Montgomery, Alabama, were married in St. Johns Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida.  She moved to several military bases with her husband.  They had two sons — Charles Hunter Woodley, Jr., born November 9, 1945 in Jacksonville, FL, and Stephen Travis Woodley, born June 11, 1 947, in Longbeach, CA.
In August 1953, then Lt. Col. Woodley was retired from the Marine Corps due to a disability received in the Korean War.  The family moved to Auburn in order for Charles to complete studies in veterinary medicine.
Annette also enrolled at Auburn in January, 1954, and pursued a degree in Business Administration.
In June 1957, Charles received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, graduated with high honors and was asked to join the faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The family decided to remain in Auburn.
In June 1959, Annette received her Bachelor of Sciences Degree, graduating summa cum laude.  She was invited to attend Graduate School. She taught several courses during this time and received her Master of Science degree in December 1964.
In March 1964, Annette was asked to become Treasurer of Auburn City Schools. She held that position for twenty-one years.
Mrs. Woodley was a member of the Pilot Club of Auburn for thirty-three years and held every office in the club.  She was awarded the Pilot of the Year award in 1990. She was a member of the Woman’s Club of Auburn since 1990.  She served as Chairman of the International Department for one year, Treasurer twice, Auditor twice, and President from 2000 to 2002.  She was recently awarded a Lifetime membership in the club.  In addition, she held current membership in Elizabeth Armstrong Chapter No. I 0 Order of the Eastern Star (in Montgomery), Daughters of the Nile (in Montgomery), Auburn University Campus Club, Auxiliary member of Military Officers Association of America, Officers Wives Distaff Club of Lee County, and the Lee County Historical Society, serving as Treasurer for three years.
She was predeceased  in death by her husband, Dr. Charles H. Woodley, her son, Charles H. Woodley, Jr., her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Pyke,  Jacksonville, three brothers, Samuel T. Pyke, Jr. (Ethel), William Abner Pyke and Marshall Kindred Pyke, two sisters, Mrs. Luvada Elizabeth Harris (Leonard), Jacksonville and Edna Elois Laramore (Bill), Panama City.
She is survived by one son, Stephen T. Woodley (Dianne), a daughter-in-law, Janice Kay Woodley, three grandsons:  Major Charles H. Woodley III (Stephanie), Travis M. Woodley (Lauren) of Opelika, and Sean T. Woodley, Auburn, AL, three granddaughters:  Tonya Kay Storm (Richard), Auburn, Dr. Kimberly Karen LeBrun (Lance), Austen, TX and Dr. Christen Michelle Woodley, Palm Harbor, FL; three great- grandsons:  Tyler Wade Storm, Chase Woodley Storm and Corbin Michael Woodley, five great granddaughters:  MacKenzie Grace Woodley, Sydney Nicole Woodley, Savannah Woodley, Summer Woodley and Elle LeBrun.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.
www.jeffcoattrant.com

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