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Elwood Ira (Boo) Breeden, Jr., 62, of Shenandoah Junction passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at the George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Boo was born Dec. 24, 1958 and raised in Jefferson County. He was the son of the late Elwood Ira Breeden, Sr. and Bessie (Frick) Breeden.

He began working for Smith Orchard; then for Dixie-Narco until they relocated. Boo worked 26 years for the City of Charles Town Dept. of Waste Water Treatment until his retirement in 2017.

He attended Jefferson County Schools and later earned his GED.

He was a dedicated husband, father, (Deetz) grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Boo never knew a stranger. He was a die hard Redskins Fan. Game day was spent with his sons glued to the TV cheering on the Washington Football Team.

He also enjoyed working the Belmont Farm family farm with his son (Woody). Boo was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Boo is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Conley Breeden, at home; sons, Elwood Ira (Woody) Breeden and wife Julie and Andrew Scott Breeden and wife Alyson, all of Shenandoah Junction; grandchildren, Colton, Ashlynn and Lillianna; sisters, Kitty Hoyle, of Martinsburg, Bessie L. Housden, of Fairfax, Virginia; Kathryn (Weezie) Newcomb and husband James, of Charles Town, Margaret Housden and husband David of Shenandoah Junction, Diane Buis and husband John, of Lakeland, Florida and Terry Breeden Iddings, of Charles Town;  numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Housden.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town with The Rev. Dean Lawrence officiating.

 Interment was in Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

 Friends were received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Independent Fire and Rescue, PO Box 925, Charles Town, WV 25414 or the American Lung Association, 2102 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV 25311.

Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at www.mtstrider.com.  

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