Woodard Westfall 

Woodard “Woody” Howard Westfall, 52, of Cedar City, Utah, returned to his Heavenly Father after valiantly completing his earthly mission on February 12, 2018.
Woody was born in Modesto, California to Benny and Luceba Westfall on April 28, 1965. He was the youngest of four beloved children, and had one sister, Lynette, and two brothers, Ben and David.
Woody was an extremely talented and passionate graphic artist, and was an accomplished illustrator. He allowed his imagination to run wild in the fields of the mind, breathing life into many colorful and wildly patriotic superheroes.
Woody believed whole-heartedly in the essential, unalienable rights of mankind, and would fight to the death to protect those rights. He acted on this belief by running for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of Utah with the Constitution Party.
Central to his life was his faith in God, and his understanding of the sacrifice made by our Savior. He willingly gave up two years of his life to serve an LDS mission in Rome, Italy. He loved the time he spent with the Italian people, and the artist in him reveled in the environment in which he was able to serve the Lord. Woody most recently served as an Elders’ Quorum teacher, and genuinely enjoyed the time he spent with his brethren in class discussions.
After his mission, he chose Southern Utah State College to pursue his education in art. He formed many alliances and friendships with the people he met at college, and continued to nurture those friendships for the rest of his life. He loved people, and people loved him.
Woody loved animals, especially cats. He had a special place in his heart – and home – for all of his furkids. He never turned away an animal in need.
He also loved to cook, and did so with abounding passion. His favorite style of cooking was Italian, and he took great pride in demonstrating the traditional methods and procedures of cooking he learned during his time in Rome.
Woody worked at Vivint, and truly enjoyed the time that he spent with the clients, assisting them with their home security needs. He felt that their home safety was paramount, and was genuinely concerned with solving their problems and alleviating their concerns. He knew how important their
families were to them, because his family meant everything to him. He waited a long time to be with the love of his life, Julie. They were married on April 29, 2005, even though they met in first grade when they were only seven. He knew who he loved, and would accept no one else.
Woody is preceded in death by his father, Benny, his sister, Lynette, and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and Julie’s children – whom he affectionately considered as his own – Eric Watson, Elaine Watson and Anna Watson, his mother, Luceba Romeike, his brothers, Ben and David, his uncles, Larry Westfall and Russell (Francine) Jouette, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews and many amazing and wonderful friends. Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at www.SerenityStG.com.  Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home, 986-2085.

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