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Kathy and Wilfred Woods during at a barbecue celebrating the opening of the Cashmere community website in June 2010.

Kathy and Wilfred Woods during at a barbecue celebrating the opening of the Cashmere community website in June 2010.

Wilfred Woods celebrates his 90th birthday during a party at The Wenatchee World in 2009.

Wilfred Woods celebrates his 90th birthday during a party at The Wenatchee World in 2009.

Wilfred Woods in 1980.

Wilfred Woods in 1980.

Wilfred Woods at the Gingko Petrified Forest Museum in 1975.

Wilfred Woods at the Gingko Petrified Forest Museum in 1975.

Wilfred Woods portrays his father Rufus Woods in “People of Our Past,” a program at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in 2013.

Wilfred Woods portrays his father Rufus Woods in “People of Our Past,” a program at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in 2013.

Wilfred and Kathy Woods at Leavenworth's Autumn Leaf Festival parade.

Wilfred and Kathy Woods at Leavenworth's Autumn Leaf Festival parade.

New presses arrive at the new production facility of The Wenatchee World in September 1999. Rufus and Wilfred Woods stand next to the first two units to be installed.

New presses arrive at the new production facility of The Wenatchee World in September 1999. Rufus and Wilfred Woods stand next to the first two units to be installed.

Wilfred Woods, Chairman of the Board, Wenatchee World in 2011.

Wilfred Woods, Chairman of the Board, Wenatchee World in 2011.

Kathy and Wilfred Woods, active in running The Wenatchee World for more than 60 years, receive the third annual Legacy Award in March 2014. The lifetime-achievement honor, sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley Business World and the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, was presented at the Chamber’s annual banquet.

Kathy and Wilfred Woods, active in running The Wenatchee World for more than 60 years, receive the third annual Legacy Award in March 2014. The lifetime-achievement honor, sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley Business World and the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, was presented at the Chamber’s annual banquet.

Wilfred Woods joins Kim Breilein in a rousing version of "Oh, Susannah" around the campfire during a Wenatchee World Trail Hike in 2004.

Wilfred Woods joins Kim Breilein in a rousing version of "Oh, Susannah" around the campfire during a Wenatchee World Trail Hike in 2004.

Wilfred Woods at typewriter in 1954 at The Wenatchee Daily World.

Wilfred Woods at typewriter in 1954 at The Wenatchee Daily World.

Wilfred Woods, Washington State Parks and Recreation commissioner, with Charles Odegaard and James McCurdy in June of 1970.

Wilfred Woods, Washington State Parks and Recreation commissioner, with Charles Odegaard and James McCurdy in June of 1970.

Wilfred Woods during Air Force school in Florida in 1944-45.

Wilfred Woods during Air Force school in Florida in 1944-45.

First wheeled transport to the Azurite mine was this cut-down, dual-transmission puddlejumper in 1937. Shown from left, are Leon Ballard, Charles Ballard, unidentified, Donald Ballard, driver, unidentified, Wilfred and Rufus Woods, Wenatchee, and Joe Stockdale.

First wheeled transport to the Azurite mine was this cut-down, dual-transmission puddlejumper in 1937. Shown from left, are Leon Ballard, Charles Ballard, unidentified, Donald Ballard, driver, unidentified, Wilfred and Rufus Woods, Wenatchee, and Joe Stockdale.

The last page in hot metal, May 27, 1971, with Wilfred Woods, Wayne Rice and Harlan Honeysett.

The last page in hot metal, May 27, 1971, with Wilfred Woods, Wayne Rice and Harlan Honeysett.

Photo by State Senate photographer Aaron Barna
Gov. Chris Gregoire greets Wilfred Woods during a joint session of the Legislature honoring four Washingtonians, including the retired World Publisher, with the state Medal of Merit for their public service in February 2009.

Photo by State Senate photographer Aaron Barna Gov. Chris Gregoire greets Wilfred Woods during a joint session of the Legislature honoring four Washingtonians, including the retired World Publisher, with the state Medal of Merit for their public service in February 2009.

Undated photo of Wilfred Woods covering a news story.

Undated photo of Wilfred Woods covering a news story.

Wilfred Woods on a fishing trip to Vernita with Rick Graybill in the 1990s.

Wilfred Woods on a fishing trip to Vernita with Rick Graybill in the 1990s.

Rufus and Wilfred Woods about 2003. Owners of the Wenatchee World newspaper.

Rufus and Wilfred Woods about 2003. Owners of the Wenatchee World newspaper.

Wilfred Woods, recipient of the Governor's Medal of Merit Award, is honored at the 2009 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Stemilt Growers Grand Parade.

Wilfred Woods, recipient of the Governor's Medal of Merit Award, is honored at the 2009 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Stemilt Growers Grand Parade.

An undated photo of Wilfred Woods and Rufus Woods sorting inserts for The Wenatchee World.

An undated photo of Wilfred Woods and Rufus Woods sorting inserts for The Wenatchee World.

Wilfred Woods during a trip to Europe in 1954 with Jim Albertson.

Wilfred Woods during a trip to Europe in 1954 with Jim Albertson.

StoryCorps interview facilitator Chaela Herridge-Meyer, at left, lets Wilfred Woods and Harriet Bullitt know how she will signal the time to them. Woods was interviewed by Bullitt in 2009 for the StoryCorps national audio history project.

StoryCorps interview facilitator Chaela Herridge-Meyer, at left, lets Wilfred Woods and Harriet Bullitt know how she will signal the time to them. Woods was interviewed by Bullitt in 2009 for the StoryCorps national audio history project.

Wilfred Woods leads a tour of Grand Coulee Dam in 2009.

Wilfred Woods leads a tour of Grand Coulee Dam in 2009.

Wilfred Woods in front of the Woods House in Wenatchee in 2007.

Wilfred Woods in front of the Woods House in Wenatchee in 2007.

In 2013, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana speaks under the Capitol dome as Wilfred Woods looks on. The two attended a ceremony launching a new exhibit in the Capitol building — Grand Coulee to Grunge: Eight Stories that Changed the World.

In 2013, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana speaks under the Capitol dome as Wilfred Woods looks on. The two attended a ceremony launching a new exhibit in the Capitol building — Grand Coulee to Grunge: Eight Stories that Changed the World.

Wilfred Woods in his office at The Wenatchee World in April 2004. The photo was taken around the time of the remodel of the second floor newsroom.

Wilfred Woods in his office at The Wenatchee World in April 2004. The photo was taken around the time of the remodel of the second floor newsroom.

Rufus Woods, at left, and his father Wilfred Woods in front of the Wenatchee World press in 2013.

Rufus Woods, at left, and his father Wilfred Woods in front of the Wenatchee World press in 2013.

Wilfred and Rufus Woods in front of The Wenatchee World building at 14 N. Mission St., after Rufus is announced to replace Wilfred as publisher in October 1997.

Wilfred and Rufus Woods in front of The Wenatchee World building at 14 N. Mission St., after Rufus is announced to replace Wilfred as publisher in October 1997.

In June 2010, Bernard Brown who lives in Yaksum Canyon near Cashmere, and Wilfred Woods, secure a flag that decorates a memorial plaque about a mile from his house in a remote canyon honoring the lives of William A. Doelle and David H. Coons who it says died fighting a forest fire on July 2, 1929.

In June 2010, Bernard Brown who lives in Yaksum Canyon near Cashmere, and Wilfred Woods, secure a flag that decorates a memorial plaque about a mile from his house in a remote canyon honoring the lives of William A. Doelle and David H. Coons who it says died fighting a forest fire on July 2, 1929.

The Woods family at the Wenatchee World's 100th year anniversary celebration in July 2005. They are, from left, Alyssa Woods, Gretchen Woods, Carolyn Ollikainen, Kathie Woods, Barbara Woods, Wendy Manhart, Kathy Woods, Wilfred Woods, Rufus Woods, Kara Hunnicutt and Kellen Manhart.

The Woods family at the Wenatchee World's 100th year anniversary celebration in July 2005. They are, from left, Alyssa Woods, Gretchen Woods, Carolyn Ollikainen, Kathie Woods, Barbara Woods, Wendy Manhart, Kathy Woods, Wilfred Woods, Rufus Woods, Kara Hunnicutt and Kellen Manhart.

Wilfred and Rufus Woods work with a page of lead type in 1940.

Wilfred and Rufus Woods work with a page of lead type in 1940.

Wilfred Woods, recipient of the Governor's Medal of Merit Award, is honored at the 2009 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Stemilt Growers Grand Parade.

Wilfred Woods, recipient of the Governor's Medal of Merit Award, is honored at the 2009 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Stemilt Growers Grand Parade.

Wilfred Woods with his secretary Betty Scott in 1981.

Wilfred Woods with his secretary Betty Scott in 1981.

Undated photo of Wilfred Woods with his father Rufus Woods.

Undated photo of Wilfred Woods with his father Rufus Woods.

Jim Stafford and Wilfred Woods examine the new sculpture in front of the World building in 1971.

Jim Stafford and Wilfred Woods examine the new sculpture in front of the World building in 1971.

Wilfred Woods speaks during the 50th anniversary celebration of Grand Coulee Dam in July 1983.

Wilfred Woods speaks during the 50th anniversary celebration of Grand Coulee Dam in July 1983.