Rebecca B. Stroud of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Salem, daughter of the late W.C. Woody and Lora Garner Woody, was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Nov. 23, 2008, at Care Manor Nursing and Rehab in Mountain Home, at the age of 81.
She was united in marriage to Glen Stroud on Jan. 10, 1945. To this union, three children were born.
She graduated from Calico Rock High School in 1943 at age 16. She was employed by the Salem School District for many years in the lunch room. She was also employed by Fulton County Hospital in the housekeeping department until her retirement.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her son, Roger Stroud and wife Charlotte of Mountain Home; her daughter, Glenda Patterson and husband Pat of DeWitt; grandchildren, Scott Patterson and wife Melissa, Lisa Hill and husband Scott, Julie Trivitt and husband Tim, Robin Simpson and husband Greg, Jacob Stroud, Keith Pitts and wife Tabby and Michael Pitts; 15 great-grandchildren; her brother, James Woody and wife Barbara of West Plains, Mo.; sister, Lena Woody Hampton of Stuttgart; sisters-in-law, Imogene Crawford and husband Don of Salem, and Willa Faye Mills and husband Noel of Mammoth Spring; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; her daughter, Dona Estes; and her father and mother.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at the Salem Church of Christ with burial following in Burks Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.