Woody Peter Bekkema

July 21, 1951 - July 13, 2016
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Woody P. Bekkema, 64, of Galveston Texas, passed away July 13, 2016. He was born July 21, 1951 in Galveston, Texas. Woody was the foundation for his family and anyone that knew him knew how important family was to him. He was always there to offer support, love, advice and friendship. Woody’s good nature and willingness to do what was needed set a great example for others to strive to achieve, and made knowing him a blessing. Woody saw the good in people and made sitting down to solve “the world problems” with him a cherished memory for many. He enjoyed family time, and took great pleasure having family over weekly working crosswords, playing cards, or just visit. He encouraged his children to believe in themselves, offering guidance and an occasional nudge to get them in the right direction to pursue their dreams. He was a fantastic husband, parent and grandparent.

Woody “Pop” was a board member of the GADA and helped bring a major dart tournament to the island for nearly a decade. He was instrumental in the flourishment of dart culture which promoted competition, comradery and banter among its participants. He was also the most fun person to get paired with in a blind draw tournament.

Woody was an avid Boy Scout and excelled through to become an Eagle Scout. He worked as a trainman for the BNSF railroad. He retired with over 41 years of injury free service.

Woody was preceded by his mother, Blanche (Nana) and father, Pete. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Donna Bekkema; his son, Doug and wife, Cathy Bekkema; and daughter, Melissa and husband, John Schmidt; and beloved grandchildren: Mark, John, Chris, Allie, Joshua, August, Kate and Junbug. He was loved and will be missed by all family and friends, but will live in our memories forever.

The family will receive friends and family Saturday, July 16, 2016 starting at 4:00pm with a celebration of life service beginning at 5:30pm at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway; Galveston, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Texas Home Health Hospice in his honor. www.accentcare.com

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Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: July 21, 1951
Died: July 13, 2016

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Victoria Graham posted on 11/30/-1

Donna my heart felt condolences are with you and the kids. May the angels help you through the weeks ahead.


Danny Wagner posted on 11/30/-1

God bless and kept you old friend. Glad to have known you and always valued your friendship. Rest in Gods Peace and Love. Danny Wagner