William Woodburn

William A. "Archie" Woodburn

April 14, 1932 - May 7, 2020
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William “Archie” Woodburn a lifelong resident of Annapolis, MD passed suddenly on Thursday, May 7 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Born on April 14, 1932 in Annapolis to the late William A. and Ethlynn Purdy Woodburn. Archie spent most of his childhood in Solomons Island Md. He would often ride the bus, his father drove back and forth from Solomons to Annapolis as a young child. He was a graduate of Annapolis High School. Soon he would serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves for 10 years. He retired from the C & P Telephone Co. as a Cable Splice man in 1986.Archie was President for Southern Maryland Telco Federal Credit Union. He was a devout Christian, who was raised and continued worship as a member of Edgewater United Methodist Church. Archie married his high school sweetheart. Archie and Bunnie meticulously built the home that they currently reside in of 68 years.In his spare time Archie enjoyed woodworking, crabbing, fishing and oystering on his 30 ft. wooden boat built by family in Solomons. Archie purchased a 1924 Hup Mobile approximately 20 years ago. He took pride and enjoyed spending Thursday evenings at the Green Turtle in Edgewater with the “Wheels from the Past” car club where he was a member. He would always look forward each year to participate in the 4th of July Parade in Galesville and the “pie run” to Deale on Thanksgiving Day with his Hup. Archie had the greatest love for his family. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth Westphal Woodburn whom he cherished; his beloved daughters, Beth (Brian) Schiesher of Illinois, Mary Carol (Robert) Rogowski of Odenton, MD and Bunny (Ross) Moreland of West River, MD; his sister, Elaine Crow of Glen Burnie, MD and his grandchildren, Scott Hendrickson, Megan Michelle Shepherd, William Woodburn Shepherd, Amy Beth Steier, Beth Ann Sachs, Joni Sheen, Julie Sokola and Jennifer Moreland. He is also survived by 13 Great Grandchildren. Due to the current restrictions, funeral services will be private. Condolences may be made online at:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edgewater United Methodist Church 2768 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater, MD. 21037
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Deborah Zacharko

Posted at 11:29pm
I think I’ll remember Archie mostly as a great family man. He loved his Wife, his Girls and all of his Grandchildren. A smile was always on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. I loved hearing stories about his boat and his Hubster Car. Rest In Peace Archie and thanks for being a Good Guy! Love, Debbie Zacharko

Cheryl Woodburn Moreland Posted at 09:15pm

Love you, Debbie!

Jim Harrison

Posted at 05:01pm
It was always a pleasure working with Archie at SMDTelcoFCU, and hearing about his adventures with his car.
Jim & Betty Harrison

Suzanne O'Neal-Willson

Posted at 03:14pm
So sorry for your loss. Fond memories of swimming and Pony Club get together with the Woodburn family. Thinking of Everyone!

Sally Amass Posted at 07:08pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Bunny Moreland Posted at 09:14pm

Thank you, Suzanne! Our families really did have the very best childhood growing up! So many good, hardworking, fun times! Hard to fathom, our Dad, part of our history, is gone! We know he is watching over us all! "Fly high Daddy"!

Dianne Jones Posted at 11:03pm

Bunny, I am so sorry for you and your family. I know how close you were. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Dianne Jones

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