Carol Martin

Carol Martin, age 60, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, South Dakota.

Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Carol Martin was born March 8, 1961, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Richard and Verna (Myers) Wood.  She grew up and attended school in Yankton.  She then met her soulmate, Jerry Woodard, and they continued to live in Yankton where Carol took great pride in raising her five children.

Carol was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton.  Carol was a strong, kind, loving and nurturing woman who loved life and gave everything to her children.  She enjoyed singing, dancing, playing cards, camping and fishing but she mostly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her pets.

Survivors include her soulmate, Jerry “Hippie” Woodard; five children: Amanda Martin, Sarah (Richard) Reams, Kolt Woodard, Chase Woodard, and Ashton (Jeff) Ortega; 18 grandchildren; two siblings: Robert (Cheryl) Wood and Kim (Julio) Rivera; beloved friend, Angela Heckenlaible as well as her niece, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Glenda and many aunts and uncles.

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3 response to "Carol Martin"

  1. By: Kelly Sparks Posted: December 9, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I went to school with Carol and she always had a smile on her face and such a soft, kind demeanor. May she go in peace.

  2. By: Marlys Hines Posted: December 10, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was always such a happy person and proud of her family. RIP sweet Carol.

  3. By: Lisa Mueller Posted: December 13, 2021

    Carol was a kind and beautiful soul,, may she rest in peace.

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