Submitted by: Dan Rich
Gwendolyn H. Wood
Jan. 28, 1919 - May 1, 2008
South Bend Tribune 5/5/2008
SOUTH BEND - Gwendolyn H. Wood, 89, passed away peacefully on May 1st in her home. She was born on January 28, 1919, to the late Carroll and Evelyn (Dungy) Johnson, and was a lifelong area resident. In 1934 she married Carlos Dayton Wood, who preceded her in death. After the death of her husband she devoted herself to her children. She had attended Central High School and returned to school to become an L.P.N. She retired from Saint Joseph Medical Center in 1984. Surviving are two children, Beverly (John) and Carlos (Jacqueline) Wood. A son, Damon (Anita), preceded her in death. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, Angelique (Greg) Laws, James Shell, Damita (Larry) Willis, Drew Shell, Loren (Clair) Shell, Viki Byron, Raymonde' (Wesley) Douglas, Lisa (Paul) Ybarra, Michael Howard, Norman Shell, Cornell Wood, Carla (Tony) Williamson, Carlos III (Michelle) Wood, Nancy Wood, Barbara McDonald, Tammy (Tommy) Brown, Damon II (Glorianna) Wood, Sean and Kelly Wood. Christopher Wood and Jeffery McDonald preceded her in death. Also surviving are 42 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and two beloved friends, Vera Lane and Erma Greer.
Funeral services for Gwendolyn H. Wood will be held on Friday, May 9th, in the Clark-O'Neal Funeral Home, 2702 Lincoln Way West, South Bend. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., with funeral services at noon. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The Clark-O'Neal Funeral Home has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.