Grace Scearce Wood

Grace Scearce Wood left to join George, her husband of 60 years, on their last “camping trip” on Nov. 11, 2002.

She was born May 19, 1919, in Ronan, Mont. Her father was an Alaska gold rush sourdough and her mother was from Kentucky. Mrs. Wood and her husband were married in 1942. She grew up in Ronan, graduated from the University of Montana and taught home economics at Kalispell High School during World War II while her husband was stationed in Europe. She was a lifelong member of Delta Gamma. Mr. and Mrs. Wood raised their family in Walla Walla and spent the last 17 years on Whidbey Island. Mrs. Wood loved to garden, travel, play bridge and do the daily crossword puzzle. She was a great cook, and was well-known for her apple pies, homemade pickles and other canned fruits. She loved and was loved by her wonderful friends. Grace especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow.

She is survived by three children, Cynthia Shelton and husband John of Whidbey Island, Douglas Wood and wife LaVonne of Oak Harbor, and George Wood and wife Marilyn, Seattle; four grandchildren, Jill Winford, Allison Wood, Jami Belieu and Kyl Wood; a great-grandson, Jack Winford; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation, PO Box 400, Coupeville, WA 98239. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor.

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