277Rita Woodward was a passionate community activist for Brays Oaks as well as the Westbury community. Sadly, she passed on December 31, 2013 at the age of 86.

Over the years, Ms. Woodward has been commended and honored by City, County, State, and Federal elected officials to acknowledge her stewardship contributions to both the Brays Oaks and Westbury communities. She was one of the early members of the Southwest Houston 2000 board which addressed the Brays Oaks community and a member of the Westbury Area Improvement Corporation. However, she is fondly recognized for her tirelessly passion on behalf of Westbury High School.

Ms. Woodward was founder of the Friends of Westbury High School Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides grants to outstanding graduating seniors, teacher support, and special school projects. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised $236,000 in funds and awarded 188 scholarships to graduating seniors.