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1946 Brenda 2020

Brenda Woodhouse

November 1, 1946 — December 26, 2020

Brenda Kay Woodhouse was born in El Paso, Texas on November 1, 1946 to Alex and Leta (McWilliams) Tomkins. She was their only child. After graduating from Ysleta High School, she attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas studying Home Economics. This is where she met the love of her life, Don. Upon Don's graduation from Tech, they moved back to El Paso where she was a homemaker and mother to their only son Kevin Michael. After several years, the family moved to Clear Lake City, Texas and Brenda attended The University of Houston where she obtained her Interior Design degree. Brenda and Don welcomed their beautiful daughter Amanda Kay and their family was complete.
Due to Don's job, the family traveled where his job took him and with Brenda's profession, she was able to set up shop at almost any place she chose. They moved to Wilmington, North Carolina for a few years and then settled in Augusta, Georgia which is where Brenda called home. Brenda loved spending time with her children and carting them around to all their sporting events. She was a substitute teacher for the Columbia County School District for many years before receiving her Teachers Certificate. She enjoyed her kiddos and had many wonderful stories she shared through the years.
Once Don retired, Brenda did too. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. They loved sightseeing and she loved to shop. Brenda was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. She loved supporting her grandkids in all their many adventures. She loved to sew and would make blankets, purses, hats, and so much more. She even had an online business "The Magnolia Warehouse" at one time. Brenda loved all things bright and cheery, finding great deals on the dying plants that she would revive and share with others. After Don passed, she continued to travel to some of her favorite destinations like New Orleans, Knoxville, Disney World, "The Biltmore" in Asheville, Fredericksburg and any beach to look for see shells. She loved the different sights, architecture, music, and food.
The last two years of her life were spent in Kemah, Texas. She enjoyed an adventure and was always ready to go someplace. She loved the local shops, all the Mexican food she could eat, fresh seafood when she wanted it, and she learned when crawfish season was and how to eat them. Boy, did she love crawfish. She loved a good board game, crossword puzzle, and playing cards.
Brenda was an optimistic fighter. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided not to let it define her and for almost 14 years it did not. She never let it win. Each of us learned a little something through her fight. After several phone calls and many prayers with family and close friends, Brenda passed peacefully in her sleep listening to some of her favorite songs. She fought long and hard right up until her body gave out.
Brenda is preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Woodhouse, parents Alex and Leta (McWilliams) Tomkins, father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Jane Woodhouse, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Kevin (Wyndie) Woodhouse; daughter Amanda (Daniel) Bishop; grandchildren Jacob, Debby, Zac, Abbie, Jackson, Kole, Lily, and Emily; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Linda and Greg Yust; nephew Brian (Abigale) Yust; niece Lisa (Allen) Purcell; great nephews Caden and Brendan; cousins Patty McWilliams Kramer, Stella McWilliams Hunt, and Doug McWilliams; and special friend or "Sister from another Mister" as she would lovingly call her Pam Haygood; and many extended family members and friends.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be reserved for immediate family only and live streamed via Platt's Funeral Home facebook.

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