Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Woodward - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Woodward

April 18, 1929 - February 24, 2022

Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Woodward, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Dottie was born in Darby, PA on April 18, 1929. She was the wife of the late Francis “Woodie” Woodward with whom she shared 46 years of marriage.

Dottie became involved with Christiana High School where her son, Stephen, was attending and started to work for the then Newark School District in 1972 as a secretary. She loved all animals, working in the garden, and doing all kinds of puzzles.

In addition to her parents, Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Woodie; first son, Dennis; and three siblings. She was proud and grateful for her loving son and two daughters, Stephen Woodward (Lynn), Donna Kennedy, and Monica Mousley (Douglas). She was also thankful for the love of her grandchildren, Dennis, Jonathan, Erin, Ryan, Mallory, James, and Tyler; and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Kennedy, Dalton, Jude, Liam, and Michael.

Dottie sends all of her love to Michael Kennedy, to ALL of her many co-workers with whom she has had the privilege of working with over the past 40 plus years, to her many friends, neighbors, and last but not least her cat, Midnight, whom she also loved dearly.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Interment will be held privately at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dottie’s memory to the Brandywine SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720 or online by clicking here.


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18 Condolences for Dorothy Jean “Dottie” Woodward

  • To the Woodward family- I send you my deepest condolences and pray you find peace at this time of sorrow. Your family will forever be in my heart!

  • Monica, I am very sorry for the physical loss of your Mom. But her spirit lives on with you.

  • Sending love, thoughts and prayers to your family.

  • Many condolences for the loss of your mom.

  • I am so very sorry to hear about Dottie. She was one of our “Birchwood Park Moms” growing up and she will be truly missed.
    When riding through the development last summer, I was so surprised to see her out raking the yard. She looked as beautiful as ever and I was so excited to stop and talk to her, after so many years. She couldn’t stop talking about Woodie and her family..she was so proud.
    Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. Dottie was a very special person in my life. I never realized how much our lives crossed.
    I’m sending prayers for your family .

  • My deepest sympathy to the family, Heaven has gained a true Angel💐💐

  • Dottie had so much appreciation for life. She always said how much she loved life, even when the going was tough. She’s now at peace and will be sorely missed.

  • My husband and I send our sincere condolences to all of Dottie’s loving family. She was proud of all of you. Dottie was my colleague for over 12 years and a friend forever. Her devotion to our program was evident in her competence and diligence. I hope that, like me, you will all have happy memories making thoughts of Dottie joyful rather than sad.

  • Monica
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a gem of a person. I have never forgotten her, your dad, or you. I hope and wish the best for you and your family. Please reach out if you’d like to connect.


  • I will always remember the hours that Dottie and Woodie sat playing cards. Drinking Pepsi, and laughing. We had such fun. Love you Dottie!!!

  • To the Woodward Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Dottie was such a warm and beautiful person. She was so full of happiness. I loved talking with her which every time we saw each other would wind up with lots of laugh! You will be truly missed and you’ve been loved very much. Thank you for your friendship.

  • Rest In Peace Mom-Mom I love you so much

  • Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and the family during this time of sorrow. xoxo

  • Dottie was always there for all of us at Special Services. Her smile, energy, and work ethic served all well. She was indeed a genuinely lovely person.

  • So terribly sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother.
    Sharron Spear Clark

  • Donna and Family, Sorry for your Loss. Love Cathy and Barry

  • I just learned today that Dottie passed on. She was a great co-worker. So very sorry we lost contact.♥️