With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Daniel Thane Woodard, affectionately known as "Woody" or "Thane," on September 22, 2023. Born January 23, 1961, in Ogden, UT, Woody lived an adventurous and resilient life filled with laughter, talent, and an insatiable love for the world around him. \n\nWoody was a man of many talents, but his most defining characteristic was his adventurous spirit. He was a natural explorer, and the outdoors was his playground, as he enjoyed camping, gold mine hunting, and even the occasional Bigfoot search. He was an accomplished athlete and nurtured a future career as a major league baseball player, attending and playing at Brigham Young University as well as Southern Utah University, and having played for the minor league baseball team the 'Salt Lake Trappers', now known as the Salt Lake Bees. His love for sports didn't stop there; he was a member of numerous baseball and softball club teams, and golf leagues. His resilience shone through in his professional life also. A skilled carpenter by trade, Woody served the Canyons School District with hard work and dedication. He had an undeniable talent for woodworking, one he developed until he earned his degree in finished carpentry. \n\nWoody walked to the beat of his own drum, and his sense of humor brought joy to all those around him. His love for his family, friends, and his beloved bully, Oakley, was immeasurable. He is survived by his children: Wesley (Heidi) Woodard, Wyatt Woodard, Madison (Shon) Hudson, Logan Woodard, and Walker Woodard; his grandchildren Tucker Hudson, Charli Hudson, Jasmine Woodard and Ivory Woodard; stepsons Karson and Parker Huntzinger; and his siblings Bryce (Karen) Woodard, Danni Hall and Daren (Aubrey) Woodard. His parents, Daniel and Joyce Woodard, also survive him. Woody is preceded in death by his brother Leroy Woodard, niece Jaidan Hall, and his grandparents. \n\nAs a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Woody was very knowledgeable in the teachings of his religion, one of his favorite scripture verses being 'Moroni 10: 32-33.' His belief in eternal families gave him purpose and helped him live a meaningful life. \n\nWe invite everyone who knew and loved Woody to celebrate his life by sharing memories and uploading photos on the memorial page. Remember him for his adventurous spirit, his humor, and his talents. He will be deeply missed but his memory will continue to live through his family and friends. \n\nServices will be held on Wednesday, September 27th at Jenkins Soffe Mortuary (4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah 84107); The viewing will be from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and a Celebration of Life will be held afterwards from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. On Thursday, September 28th, a viewing will be held from 8:00am to 10:00am. In honor of Woody, we ask for those attending to wear their favorite sports team attire. Following the final viewing, burial will take place at Cedarview Cemetary, in Roosevelt, Utah.