Betty J. Wood, 77

NOV. 30, 1933-JUNE 30, 2011

July 01, 2011
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Betty Jane Wood, 77, of Frederick, Md., passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Northampton Manor, Frederick.

She was the wife of the late Robert P. Wood, who passed away in May 2009.

Born Nov. 30, 1933, in a house on West 5th Street, Frederick, the youngest of six children, she was the daughter of the late John and Elva Yinger.

Mrs. Wood graduated from Frederick High School in the Class of 1952. After graduation, she worked as a telephone operator at C&P Telephone Co. on East Patrick Street, Frederick. In 1958, she began her employment at American Optical Co., working there until 1965. During her employment at America Optical, she married Robert P. Wood on Oct. 11, 1963. In 1966, she worked for Maas Opticians in downtown Frederick until she retired from work in 1988.

In her free time, she enjoyed working with ceramics, dancing and attending different events with her husband and her friends in the New Market (Md.) Lions Club for many years.

She loved her church and her church family.

Mrs. Wood is survived by her son, Michael Wood of North Carolina; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Wyatt, who passed away in September 2006.

A graveside service will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St., Frederick Friday, July 8, 2011, at 3 p.m. Those wishing to attend, please meet inside the gate of the cemetery, by the Francis Scott Key Chapel.

A memorial service will follow at Emmanuel Alliance Church, 7102 Ladd Court (just off New Design Road) Frederick, MD 21703 at 4 p.m. The Rev. Stephen M. Kroh will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmanuel Alliance Church at the above address or to American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

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