Release Date: October 7, 2003
Lee Eckert Woodworth Scholarship Established at Angelo State
Robert and Patricia Eckert of San Angelo have established the Lee Eckert Woodworth Scholarship Endowment at Angelo State University in memory of their late daughter who died accidentally in Austin on Sept. 30, 2000.
The Eckerts established the endowment with an initial gift of $5,000 and a pledge of $5,000. The scholarship is designated for sophomore, junior or senior nursing students working toward a bachelor of science in nursing. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrate need of financial aid.
Mr. and Mrs. Eckert said they wanted to establish a memorial in San Angelo where their daughter grew up and was widely known. October seemed the appropriate time to announce the endowment as Oct. 16 would have marked their daughter's 50th birthday.
Woodworth earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Brackenridge School of Nursing in Austin. She worked at Brackenridge Hospital and later at Austin Diagnostic Clinic where she was chief nurse for Dr. Charles Felger.
She was active in the Edna Gladney Auxiliary and volunteered at Eanes Public School. She enjoyed art and music and loved to be around people. In addition to her parents, she also was survived by her husband, James Robert "Buzzy" Woodworth; a son, Jackson Hunter; and a daughter, Madelyn Kay, all of Austin.
Persons interested in contributing to the fund should contact the ASU Office for Advancement and University Relations at (325) 942-2116.