Lives Lived: Lucile Wood
Lucile Martin Wood passed away on March 8 after a 14-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, 250 Race Street in Grass Valley.
Mrs. Wood was born July 17, 1929, in Jamesville, N.C. She was the youngest daughter of Joseph Franklin and Cottie Mozella Martin.
She graduated from Jamesville High School in 1948. She played point guard on the women’s basketball team and was the team’s MVP.
Mrs. Wood entered the Methodist School of Nursing in Los Angeles in 1950; graduating as a registered nurse in 1952. After graduation, she traveled to Honolulu, and began her first nursing assignment at Queens Hospital. She returned to California in 1955 and worked at Queen of Angels Hospital in Lynwood.
She married Vernon A. Wood on May 17, 1958.
After the birth of their son and daughter, the family moved to Granada Hills, then Thousand Oaks in 1963. The Wood family relocated in 1970 to Vacaville. Shortly after her husband retired as a pilot for American Airlines, they moved to El Dorado Hills, then to Chicago Park in 1999.
She was a devoted wife and mother.
Mrs. Wood accepted the Lord and was baptized in 1935 in her hometown, Jamesville, N.C.
Mrs. Wood loved the Lord and her family. She was known as “Lucy” to the many caregivers that assisted her. In her final years, she was cared for at home by her husband and son. Her son David was with his mother when she passed.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Vernon Albert Wood; son, David C. Wood; daughter, Sue Wood Migliozzi; grandchildren Samantha, Natalie and Garrett Migliozzi and sister, Esta Hardison of Jamesville, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Tom, Joseph “Buddy,” Edward Lee, William “Bill” and Albert Martin, and sisters Margaret “Iceline” Warrington, Grace Barber and Bertie Concklin.
In memory of Lucile Martin Wood, donations may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.
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