Former Record-Courier publisher Donald L. Woodward died Aug. 9, 2012, of heart failure in San Francisco. He was 84.
Woodward and his wife, Lynne, published the R-C from 1971-1988 when they sold the publication to Swift Newspapers.
"He once wrote that he viewed life with wonder, joy and gratitude," Lynne Woodward said in an interview from her California home.
The Woodwards raised their children - Andrea, Whitney and Jose - in Gardnerville while they owned the newspaper on Eddy Street.
"We thought it was a wonderful place to live," she said. "We felt really lucky to be able to buy …