Submissions on Woodruff’s Current Residents

We would like you to write a short history (about 1/2 page) about you & your spouse and list your children. A family picture (with names of those in the photo) would be nice.

Please include:

  • Church and Civic SERVICE
  • Information on your life in Woodruff; Were you born here? When did you move here–into whose home?
  • You may want to include major adversities and/or spiritual experiences. Converts to the church may want to include when and where and by whom they were converted.

You can e-mail a copy of the picture, along with your short history to Brenda at the e-mail address on our Contact Us page. If you send a photo, it will probably be re-sized to fit the format of the book, so the size of the photo is not critical. Photos need not be colored, as the book will be published in black and white.

If you do not have a photo of your family to submit, contact me (Mathan Tenney) to arrange a quick photo session, and we will take care of it for you.

Please contribute by going to our Contact Us page, or bring your stories and pictures by Brenda Johnson’s house. If you need help putting your info. together, contact Brenda.

Note: We will not post any of your stories or information on this website without your written consent.


Here’s an example submission:

(1994) from left to right: Vic, Craig, Jack, Curtis, Erlene, Stacey w/Jaime Weeks, Shelly Plumb Weeks, Carla Plumb & Justin Weeks.

Jack R. Plumb                        Erlene (Kartchner) Plumb

(Nov. 2, 1937- living)              (Nov. 9, 1942- living)

Jack R. Plumb was born November 2, 1937, in Clay Springs, Arizona, to Pressman Moses Plumb and Unisa Victoria (Mackey) Plumb/Salling. Jack is the sixth child in a family of five girls and three boys. He also has three half-brothers and two half-sisters. After graduating from the eighth grade, he worked in the sawmills. Jack started working construction at the age of twenty-two, eventually getting a contractor’s license, which was his vocation until he retired. He has been a 4H leader, President of the Woodruff Irrigation Board, Sunday School President, and WEBELOS leader. Jack married Erlene Kartchner on June 30, 1962, in Woodruff, Arizona. They were later sealed in the Snowflake Arizona Temple on April 19, 2011.

Erlene Kartchner was born November 9, 1942, in Snowflake, Arizona, to Nowlin Decatur Kartchner and Leora (Turley) Kartchner. She is the fifth child in a family of three boys and three girls. Erlene grew up in Woodruff. Upon graduating from Holbrook High School, she worked as a secretary for Babbitt Brothers. She then attended two years of college at Arizona State University. She then worked as a Navajo County deputy treasurer, Northland Pioneer College secretary, real estate broker, and retired as an accountant for Navajo County Probation Department. Erlene has been a 4H leader, member of the Woodruff Irrigation District Board, and served as Mutual secretary, Sunday school and Primary Pianist, Temple organist, Primary President and teacher, Young Women’s President and teacher, a counselor and teacher in the Relief Society, and an ordinance worker at the Snowflake Arizona Temple.

Their children are Shelly (James Edward Weeks), Vic Leon (Sherri Harvey), Jack Craig, Curtis Nelson (Beth Ann Williams), Carla, and Stacey (Robert Dell Griner).