SOUTH BERWICK - Rebecca E. Woodman, 64, of Young Street died Wednesday January 6, 2016 at her home, surrounded in love by her family and friends.
She was born May 2, 1951 in Presque Isle, Maine the daughter of Alden and Christine (Hughes) Dicker.
She was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church in York. For 41 years she was a speech-language pathologist in public schools of York County. The last 26 years were at Central School in South Berwick where her goal, and always her joy, was to help children find their own voices. Retiring in 2014 due to failing health, she remained interested in the progress and successes of her former students.
Rebecca is survived by her husband Philip Woodman, sons Matthew and Seth Wieder, step-children Benjamin Woodman and Rachel Hutchins (husband Eric and grand-daughter Amelia Mae), sister-in-law Marlene Dicker, brothers Alden Dicker, Jr. (wife Georgia) and Roger Dicker (wife Anne). Rebecca also has six nieces, five great-nieces and two great-nephews who loved her and were tenderly loved in return. She was pre-deceased by her parents, brother Larry Dicker and sisters Sandra and Christy Dicker.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service to celebrate Rebecca's life will be at 11AM on Saturday, January 16 at First Parish Church in York. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Presque Isle at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Rebecca's memory (for children's picture books and services) be made to: Friends of the South Berwick Library P.O.Box 304 South Berwick, ME 03908.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McIntire McCooey Funeral Home. Please go to to sign the on-line guest book.