Joel "Joey" Sherman Woodruff Joel "Joey" Sherman Woodruff, 61, was taken from his family and friends unexpectedly in his sleep on July 11, 2016, at his home in Eugene, Ore. Joel was born to Joe and Nita Woodruff in Jerome, Idaho on Feb. 2, 1955. He grew up in King Hill until moving to Tooele, Utah, with his three siblings, mother and stepfather Jim Garcia in 1965. Joel loved school, especially running around with his best friend Rick Smith. He spent four years in the Navy and was discharged in Washington state in 1976. There he met, fell in love with, and married the late Stephanie Ciotti (who had two small sons), and together they had a son and daughter. In 1991 his oldest daughter Mindy came into his life, and he was so happy to have her join his family. Joel moved to Eugene in 1994 and spent his last 21 years there working at the University of Oregon and telling his stories to all who would listen. Joel had such deep feelings and love for all his family. He was proud of his kids and grandkids, and encouraged them to experience life in sports, music and whatever work they wanted. He always enjoyed being at birthdays, family reunions and all of his grandchildren's activities. He called to check on his mom every day, and never let anyone forget how much he loved them. He had even recently become reacquainted with his half brother and welcomed him into the family. We will all miss Joel so much; he was the glue of our family. He leaves behind his children Mindy (Jamie), Joseph (Melissa), and Laura (Nate); grandchildren Shanel (Brett), Madison, Cambri, Alex, Ethan, Anne-Noelle “Ellie,” Isaac, Abigail and Stephanie; mother Nita (Jim); and siblings Cindy, Sam (Candy), Fred (Robyn) and Scott (Amy). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his former spouse Sandra Saltzer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, and former spouse Stephanie. There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 30, at Tooele City Park, 200 W. Vine St., 84074, from 6-9 p.m.\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joel Sherman Woodruff please visit our Sympathy Store.