Christine Ruth Woods
Our cherished mother, grandmother, sister and daughter passed away on November 23rd, 2021 with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. She had a very short battle with lung cancer and decided to leave us on her own terms.
Chris was born on September 17th, 1953 to Kenneth Alexander Woods and MaryChell Nissia Batt Woods. She had a happy childhood and was very close to her brothers, sisters and many cousins.
She attended both East High School and West High School but her heart remained at West where she met Douglas K. “Doc” Bradley. Chris and Doc married in 1972 and joined together two amazing families, the Woods and the Bradleys. They welcomed a daughter, Michelle Alexandria Bradley in 1973. Chris and Doc later went their separate ways.
In the years following Chris welcomed two sons Georgie Matthew Martinez and Kenneth Alexander Espil. On march 13th 1984, Chris married Mark Perry, the love of her life, who preceded her in death November 10th 1990. He took a piece of her with him when he passed. Chris went on to build an amazing village of friends who turned in to family.
Chris had a long term on again off again relationship with Bill W. for which her family was grateful.
From a young age Chris was exceptional in academics and she naturally excelled in business. Those who know her know that she was fearless. In the words of her granddaughter, Chris was a “bad ass.”
Chris’ ultimate joy was with her grandchildren: Alexandria Slaugh and Michael Slaugh and later Kiana Urban, Chancy Martinez, Nellie Martinez, Skylii Mae Thomson, Arya Thomson, Raiden W. Thomson, Madeline Lucille Espil and great granddaughter Vyolet Nisha Edwards.
Chris had, in her words, a “wonderful life with so many adventures and so many friends.”
Chris leaves behind her siblings Kenneth (Kendra) Woods, David (Rania) Woods, and Leslie Woods; daughter, Michelle Bradley (Mike) Slaugh; sons George Martinez and Alex (Alisia) Espil; Zelii Bucasas (Terrence S. Thomson) and Benito Urban.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mark; great-granddaughter Violet Nisha Edwards; and sister, Sue A. Maxwell.
Thank you to the Bucasas for Ohana. thank you Pat, Jim, Misty and Monalisa for all you did.
Friends are invited to a viewing and life celebration on Monday, December 6th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East. She will be laid to rest at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, December 8th at 1:00 PM.
Share your photos and memories with her family at www.starksfuneral.com