Yvonne Woods, the widow of InterVarsity/USA pioneer Stacey Woods, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. She was 98 years old.
“If you ever met Yvonne, you were touched by her humility, sense of mission, and class,” said InterVarsity president Alec Hill. “Along with her husband, she leaves an incredible legacy of impacting student lives.”
Stacey Woods led both the U.S. and Canadian InterVarsity movements, and then was the first General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). For a time he held all three positions simultaneously. Yvonne was his steady companion. In C. Stacey Woods and the Evangelical Rediscovery of the University, Donald MacLeod writes: “Yvonne…provided the domestic security his restless spirit needed. She was a woman of intelligence, charm, energy, and endless faith and confidence in God’s purposes.”