Grace Scearce Wood, born May 19, 1919 in Ronan, Montana, left to join George, her husband of 60 years, on their last “camping trip” on Nov. 11, 2002.
Grace’s father was an Alaska Gold Rush Sourdough and her mother was from Kentucky. Grace and George were married in 1942. Grace grew up in Ronan, Montana, graduated from the University of Montana and taught Home Economics at Kalispell High School during WW II while George was stationed in Europe. She was a lifelong member of Delta Gamma. Grace and George raised their family in Walla Walla. They spent the last 17 years on Whidbey Island.
Grace 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.
Grace is survived by her children, Cynthia Shelton and husband John of Whidbey Island; Douglas Wood and his wife LaVonne of Oak Harbor; and George Wood and his wife Marilyn of Seattle. In addition, three granddaughters, Jill Winford, Allison Wood and Jami Belieu, grandson Kyl Wood, great grandson Jack Winford and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Grace will be missed greatly missed, but we take great comfort in knowing she joins her husband, George, for their last camping trip together as a team.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whidbey Island Hospital Foundation, PO Box 400, Coupeville, WA 98239. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor.