Elizabeth Barbara Fitzenreiter

Born: July 10, 1913 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Died: October 17, 1976 in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Buried: October 19, 1976 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 10)
Father: Charles Francis Fitzenreiter
Mother: Clara Feagin
Husband: Boyd Maurice Woodard, M.D.
Married: August 1, 1941 in First Methodist Church, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Children: Charles Boyd Woodard, M.D.
Baby boy Woodard
James Francis Woodard, M.D.
Elizabeth Barbara Woodard


        MR. AND MRS. Charles Fitzenreiter announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Barbara, to Mr. Boyd Maurice Woodard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Ernest Woodard of Rodessa, La.
        The wedding was very quietly solemnized Friday afternoon in the First Methodist church, the Rev. H. L. Johns performing the double ring ceremony at five o'clock in the presence of the immediate family and a few close friends.
        Pink gladioli arranged in tall standards about the altar against a background of palms and ferns gave a lovely setting for the service.
        The bride, given in marriage by her father, had as her only attendant her sister, Miss Clara Fitzenreiter. Mr. Gus Stacy, Jr. served as best man to the bridegroom.
        The bride wore a beautiful ensemble of mossy crepe in royal air force blue, the neckline of the tailored dress caught with rhinestone clips. She wore a corsage of white pom pom asters and maline on her smart short coat, black accessories and white gloves.
        Miss Fitzenreiter was gowned in cinnamon brown printed crepe, a redingote model, with which she wore brown accessories and a corsage of yellow chrysanthemums.
        The bride's mother was attired in rose beige shadow chiffon and a corsage of rubrum lilies.
        The bride, a descendant of an old pioneer family of Lake Charles, is a great-granddaughter of the late Mr. Daniel Goos and a great-niece of the late Mrs. J. A. Bel. She is an attractive and accomplished young girl and has a wide circle of friends whose good wishes are centered in her marriage. She is a graduate of the Lake Charles High school and of Sophie Newcomb college in New Orleans. She is a member of the English Bayou High school faculty.
        Mr. Woodard is a graduate of the Louisiana State Normal in Natchitoches. He is principal of the Westlake High school.
        Following a wedding trip to New Orleans, Mr. and Mrs. Woodard will make their home in Westlake.

Lake Charles American Press, October 15, 1976, p. 1:

Woodard services are Saturday

        Funeral services for Mrs. Boyd (Elizabeth Fitzenreiter) Woodard, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Hixson Funeral Home North Chapel.
        The Rev. Robert L. Morgan, minister of First Southern Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Goos Cemetery.
        Mrs. Woodard died Thursday in a Houston, Tex., hospital.
        She was president of the Louisiana Division of the American Cancer Society and a member of the board of directors of the Calcasieu Parish Unit of the American Cancer Society.
        A lifelong resident of Lake Charles, Mrs. Woodard was a charter member of First Southern Methodist Church and founder and past president of the Women's Missionary Circle. She was past president of the Women's Auxiliary to the Louisiana State Medical Society and the auxiliary to the Calcasieu society.
        She was past president of the Women's Auxiliary to the Louisiana Academy of Family Practice and former wife of the year of the academy. Mrs. Woodard taught in the Calcasieu Parish School System for 18 years.
        Survivors include her husband, Dr. Boyd Woodard; two sons, Dr. Charles B. Woodard of Houston and James F. Woodard of New Orleans; one daughter, Elizabeth B. Woodard of Lake Charles, and one sister, Mrs. Clara F. McKellar of Houston.
        Pallbearers will be Wayne N. Cusic, former president of McNeese State University, Monty C. Hall, Dr. Robert C. Looney, Harold D. McKellar, Gus Stacy and Dr. Charles N. Washington.
        Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the executive committee of the Louisiana Division of the American Cancer Society.
        If they wish, friends may make memorial donations to the Louisiana Division of the American Cancer Society or the First Southern Methodist Church of Lake Charles, the family said.