Dora Desemar Woods

June 25, 2020

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Dora (Duck) Desemar Woods passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her husband, a daughter and her granddaughter on June 25, 2020.  She was the beloved wife of David for 46 years. Dora was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond E. Desemar and Wanda Delatte Desemar, and a sister, Dianne Clouatre. She is survived by her husband David E. Woods, two daughters, Melissa R. Woods and Christine Diantoni, and her only grandchild, Madison Rockwell. Also, numerous nephews and nieces and their children. She was a resident of Saint Bernard Parish for over 46 years. Although there were many rough years, Dora went through them as a fighter and never complained.  She fought a long, drawn out battle with cancer for 19 years and even in the end wasn't ready to give up until the eventual reality of the final outcome.

Her love in life was watching Madison play softball. She enjoyed traveling to the different cities to watch her play, but due to failing health was not able to make trips in the last year. We know Dora was smiling and laughing in heaven when Madison hit a home run for her on June 27th.

We would like to thank all the staff nurses at the Touro Infusion Center, the 5th floor Touro Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. A special thanks to Dr. S. Sonnier for giving us an extra 17 years. Thanks to Dr. E. Zakris for your honesty to help us prepare for the final outcome. A very special thanks to LA Hospice & Palliative Care for your help with caring for her in the final days of life and for the support you have provided to our family. A very special thanks to her sister, Theresa Desemar Gommel, and her godchild Brigitte Gommel Grizzaffi, for making this process as easy and painless as possible.

On Monday, August 3rd, there will be a visitation from to 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Laplace, La, with a service following at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations for Dora to David to help cover medical and funeral expenses.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends

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Memorial Service
August 3, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Laplace, La
1101 Belle Alliance Drive
Laplace, LA 70068

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