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Wanda Wood

December 20, 1946 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 72)

Wanda Louis Wood (Williams) Born Dec 20, 1946 – February 28, 2019

Cliff New Mexico Age 72

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and friend

Wanda Williams Wood was born Dec. 20, 1946 in Silver City NM to Galen (Chester) C. Williams and Fay Iris Williams of Cliff NM. The youngest of four siblings.  Wanda grew up in Cliff NM where she made life long friends and deep connections with many community members.

Wanda was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 47 years Gordon Wood, She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Nancy Thacker of Cliff NM, and Shirley Kartchner also of Cliff NM.

Wanda is survived by one brother Wilson and wife Sherlene Williams of Mule creek NM. Two daughters Heidi Michaels and Husband Howard Michaels of Vale OR. And Rozalind (Wood) Burns of Cliff NM. Wanda’s greatest joy was her 6 grandchildren, Kelli Roshelle Bohl of Glenwood Springs CO. Dache Minichinoof Post Falls ID. And Daniel Zane Bohl of Vale OR.  Zechariah Miranda, Isaiah Miranda and Allee Brooke Morgan also of Cliff NM.

Wanda and her husband spent much of there lives traveling the better part of the western part of the United States only to return most every weekend to her home town Cliff NM. They eventually settled down in Cliff to help care for her mother after her mother’s death Wanda and her daughter became the first women to own and operate a woman owned woman ran construction company in New Mexico. Wanda was featured in several construction magazines because of her success in the construction industry. After retiring Wanda and Her husband found pleasure in gardening working on there home and playing games with friends and family and dancing with her friends. Wanda had also made plans to travel with lifelong friend Ethel Hooker, but plans had to change with her diagnosis of Metastatic Brain cancer. Wanda’s greatest pleasures were in singing karaoke with friends and family and going to church. Wanda’s love for the lord shined bright with every passing moment. When Wanda was diagnosed with cancer friends and family would ask what they could do for her and her answer would always be the same to each, “Go to church with me”. She loved the Lord and wanted to share it with anyone that was special to her. Her bravery and faith never faltered with the Lord and she clung to Gods promises tighter the closer she came to her last days.

Wanda spent her last days at home surrounded by her loving family and cared for by her daughters and grandchildren. She will be lovingly missed daily and will survive in the hearts of everyone she touched. Its time to rest in the promises of the Lord momma.

The Family invite you to come and share in celebrating Wanda’s Life Wednesday March 6 @ 1:00pm at the Gila Valley Baptist church with graveside services immediately following.





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