Dorothy Drew Woodroof

Oct, 25, 1930 —

Nov. 19, 2020

Dorothy was born in 1930 in Alton Bay, New Hampshire, one of five girls and two boys.

Educated in her early years in nearby Wolfeboro, that is also where she held her first job as a waitress in a cafe. At Brewster Academy, she took classes in business and secretarial skills.

After high school, Dorothy was hired as a nanny for the young son of a Boston doctor and learned short-hand at secretarial school. Dorothy was later hired at New England Mutual Life.

Dorothy was influenced toward Christianity by her extended family, in particular, her beloved grandmother, Matilda Vickery. Dorothy trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized in 1953 at Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston. This is also where she met a handsome Air Force service member, Jasper Woodroof, and they were wed at Tremont Temple on May 11, 1957. Jasper and Dorothy were married over 60 years until his passing Jan. 2, 2018.

Dorothy gave birth to three children in New Jersey, Naomi, Guy and Timothy. The entire family was very active in the Baptist Church, especially Dorothy: Missions Committee, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, driving the youth bus, Pioneer Girl leader and much more.

Following a tragic automobile accident, Jasper was not able to return to work and Dorothy again entered the work force. Advancing rapidly in her career, she served as senior secretary to the CEO at Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Her proudest career accomplishment was when she was selected to be the “CEO of the Day” at the Morristown, N.J. office of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

Dorothy and Jasper traveled widely, both on tours (China and Thailand) and by bicycle (England, France, Netherlands, Germany).

Dorothy never ceased her works of compassion and mercy: Adult Literacy, English as a Second Language, Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, Teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, Women’s Missionary Union, making sets and costumes for church programs, singing in the church choir. Dorothy went on mission trips to Haiti and South Africa.

Dorothy began each day reading her Bible and filling her mind with Christian music and radio. She was anticipating the transition from this life, amid its blessings, to the better world with her Lord, to enjoy His presence forever.

Dorothy leaves behind daughter Naomi (Nelson Hard); sons Guy Woodroof (Terri) and Timothy Woodroof (Trisha); 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; four sisters (Geraldine, Nancy, Ruth and Rachel); and hundreds of lives forever touched by the love of God through her.

Funeral services for Dorothy Drew Woodroof will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, from the Chapel of Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodbury Cemetery in Woodbury.

The family will receive friends Monday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

The family respectfully requests those attending the service please follow CDC Guidelines of the COVID-19 Pandemic and wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

For online condolences please visit www.haisten




Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Road, Griffin, is in charge of arrangements.