Mary Woodruff of Brevort Township, MI, formerly of Monroe County, age 73, died peacefully at the cabin she loved in the U.P. with her family surrounding her on July 15, 2019.
She was born in Havana, Cuba on December 24, 1945 to Evaristo and Maria Teresa (Garcia) Rodriguez.
She and her family moved to Detroit, MI in 1951 where she graduated from Holy Redeemer High School in 1963 and then from the University of Michigan in 1967. She taught Biology at Airport High School for more than 30 years. She was a life-long learner and loved everything about nature especially plants, frogs, and birds. She loved the cabin that she built with her husband and was grateful to spend her last month there surrounded by many family and friends, hummingbirds and loons.
The Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 22, 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, with visitation from 9-10 a.m. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea on Sunday from 3-7 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m.
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