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File #: 20-4393    Version: 1 Name: Dorothy Woods Resolution
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/23/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION REMEMBERING AND HONORING THE LIFE OF DOROTHY WOODS WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom called from our midst Dorothy Woods on Friday, September 11, 2020; and WHEREAS, Dorothy Woods was born in Wesson, Mississippi on February 26, 1926, the youngest of 14 children born to Albert and Ada (Knight) Woods; and WHEREAS, during her young life, she moved to Chicago, Illinois and on July 10, 1952, Dorothy was united in marriage to Theophlis Kanion, Sr., together raising four children (three daughters and one son) in the City of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Dorothy was baptized as a member of the Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chicago in 1969 and was an active member, serving in many roles such as Sabbath School teacher, choir member, and in the treasury; and WHEREAS, Dorothy changed her membership to the Goshen Seventh-day Adventist Church when asked to assist with launching their church after a successful summer evangelistic meeting, and would later move her ...
Sponsors: DONNA MILLER, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

REMEMBERING AND HONORING THE LIFE OF DOROTHY WOODS

WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom called from our midst Dorothy Woods on Friday, September 11, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy Woods was born in Wesson, Mississippi on February 26, 1926, the youngest of 14 children born to Albert and Ada (Knight) Woods; and

WHEREAS, during her young life, she moved to Chicago, Illinois and on July 10, 1952, Dorothy was united in marriage to Theophlis Kanion, Sr., together raising four children (three daughters and one son) in the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy was baptized as a member of the Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church in Chicago in 1969 and was an active member, serving in many roles such as Sabbath School teacher, choir member, and in the treasury; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy changed her membership to the Goshen Seventh-day Adventist Church when asked to assist with launching their church after a successful summer evangelistic meeting, and would later move her membership back to Shiloh for a short time until she and Theophlis were asked to help start the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy had several jobs throughout her adult life, but her most noted one was as an employee for 18 years at Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, and after leaving Johnson Publishing, she would spend time as a homemaker and have various part-time jobs; and

WHEREAS, Dorothy and Theopolis lived on the South Side of Chicago until 1993, then moved to Peculiar, Missouri, when they gave up their "city life" to live a more peaceful life raising beef cows and gardening; and

WHEREAS, while living in Missouri, Dorothy pursued her love for helping people learn more about natural living by opening "Nature's Open Door", an herbal health food store; and

WHEREAS, in Missouri, they became active members at the Linwood Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kansas City, and Dorothy and Theophlis were constant workers for the Lord with their goal to ...

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