Eagle Realtor dies after motorcycle crash
Eagle resident Andrew Parker Woods died Wednesday in Denver. Woods, 35, had been treated at the Denver Health Center for injuries sustained Aug. 1 in a motorcycle accident near Wolcott.
He and his girlfriend, Kristen Herzog, were on route to Sturgis, S.D., when they lost control of their bikes. Herzog was not badly injured but Woods sustained serious head injuries and was airlifted to Denver, where he had been in intensive care until the time of his death.
Woods is survived by his parents, David and Pat Woods of Pittsford, N.Y.; his sister, Ellie, and brother-in-law, Kyle McMin, of Rochester, N.Y.; his sister, Katie Woods of Warwick, R.I.; his grandmother, Katherine Woods of Groton, Mass.; and nephew, Parker, and niece, Maggie.
Woods grew up in Pittsford, a Rochester-area community, and graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School in 1986, where he played varsity soccer and was voted the most flirtatious member of his senior class. Woods graduated from St. John Fisher College in 1990 with a B.A. degree in business.
Before moving to Colorado, Woods worked in the ski industry for both Marker and Nordica.
Woods arrived in the Vail Valley in the fall of 1994 with a jeep full of gear. Unlike many one-season residents who return to the East in the spring, Woods stayed and built a life. Over the course of 10 years, he became a local, transforming himself into an accomplished sportsman and well-known, widely loved and admired resident, friends say.
Woods also was an entrepreneur, most recently working as a Realtor at Slifer Smith and Frampton Realty’s Eagle Ranch sales office in Eagle. In 1996, Woods started Action Events, a western-themed event business, and worked as a wrangler and guide at Lazy J Ranch as well as a teamster at 4 Eagle Ranch.
Active in the community, Woods worked with disabled children through the Cowboy Dreams program and was a member of the Eagle Rotary Club. In addition to a huge love of hunting, fishing and skiing, Woods also enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, reading, cooking and riding horses and Harley Davidsons.
Private services will be held by Woods’ family. A public celebration of Woods’ life will be held in the fall and information about that event will be announced in the future.
Donations to a memorial in Andy Woods’ name may be made at either the Eagle or Edwards branch of Mesa National Bank.