Jean V. Woodhull

1920 - 1/30/2015

Inducted 2004


Jean V. Woodhull was a community treasure who sowed the seeds of good ideas for many years. She was a founding member of Cox Arboretum and of Metro Parks, and participated in the growth of Wegerzyn Garden Center, RiverScape, and the National City Market. On a national level, she served on the boards of the American Horticultural Society and as Director of the Garden Club of America. But Jean Woodhull was more than just a dedicated naturalist who worked to green the Dayton region. She was a creative thinker who understood the difficult, delicate process of promoting change and building teams, and she did this without any attempt to claim credit. Once quoted as recommending “... always do a good job and then tell others that someone else did it,” this visionary and volunteer changed the face of her community.