Barbara Woodhull

Visiting Hours

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 1, 2023
Dangler Funeral Home
600 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Church of the Redeemer
36 South St.
Morristown, New Jersey, United States


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Somerset Hills Memorial Park
Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge , New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Barbara King Woodhull

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Barbara King Woodhull passed away on August 27, 2023 at the age of 94. Born on February 15, 1929 to William King and Martha Marie (Kisling) King of Morristown, New Jersey, she was the fifth of five children. 


Barbara attended George Washington elementary school and graduated from Morristown High School in 1946. After graduating and while working at Schenck, Price, Smith & King in Morristown, Barbara met the love of her life, Victor Woodhull.  As the story goes, Victor spotted her crossing the street wearing a white trench coat and “the rest was history.” They married on November 15, 1947 and in the following years welcomed four daughters: Barbara Jean, Nancy JoAnne, Martha Marie and Victoria King. “Barb and Vic” remained happily married until Victor’s death in 1999.


Barbara worked for many years as a Personal Assistant in Victor’s Engineering firm and later as Executive Secretary and Office Manager of the Morris County Republican Committee for 11 years until retiring in 1994. She was also proud to serve at Morristown’s “First Lady” from 1967-1972.


Her many charitable and service activities include teaching Sunday School at the Church of the Redeemer, serving as Co-Chair of the Mother’s March of Dimes of Morris County (1964-1966), President of the George Washington School PTA, and member of the Morris County Heritage Commission.  She was a Girl Scout leader and taught classes for the Girls’ Friendly Society group at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown for many years. She was a member of the Morristown Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary, and volunteered at The Bargain Box, the Morristown Soup Kitchen, and the Denville Annual Blood Drive.  She was a member of the Morristown High School Alumni Association, the Morris County Women’s Republican Club, and the New Jersey Federation of Republican Women (where she served as an officer in both organizations), and a member of the National Federation of Republican Women. Barbara served on the Altar Guild at St. Mark’s Church in Mendham and on the Vestry as Secretary. She was also a member of the Zonta Club of the Morristown Area for over 20 years, serving as Vice President and Membership Chair.


Barbara loved life and everything it had to offer. She loved her friends, her charity work, feeding her birds, having back yard family picnics and going down to the Jersey shore. At a young age she caught a bug for travel and was always up for an adventure by land or by sea. Those who knew her also knew she was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and stayed on top of their stats and scores until the day she died.  Above all, Barbara loved being a mother to her girls, a grandmother and a mother figure to her many cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was also a confidant and support system and “second mom” to so many of her daughters’ friends.


Barbara is indescribable and will be remembered by her friends and family as strong, determined, proud, loyal, kind and above all full of love. This love will never be forgotten and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 


Barbara is predeceased by her husband Victor L. Woodhull (1999); daughter Nancy Woodhull Hudson (2002), siblings Helen King, Edward King, William King and Lucy James as well as many dear friends. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Woodhull and her husband Michael Pollock of Neshanic Station, NJ, Martha Woodhull of Los Angeles, California, and Victoria Woodhull and her husband John Cushing of Cushing, Maine. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael Hudson and Sarah Hudson and her great grandson Dean Henning all from Colorado, and by many generations of loving nieces and nephews.


Visitation hours will be from 5–7 pm. on Friday, Sept. 1 at Dangler Funeral Home,600 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ. A funeral service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on September 2, at the Church of the Redeemer, 36 South Street, Morristown, N.J., immediately followed by burial at the Somerset Hills Memorial Park, 95 Mt Airy Rd, Basking Ridge. The family invites you for a light lunch afterwards at the Old Mill Inn, Basking Ridge.


In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Barbara’s memory to one of her favorite charities: The Seeing Eye, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375, The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown New Jersey, or the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, P.O. Box 800 Camden, ME 04843


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