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John E. Wood Jr.

July 19, 1931 – February 24, 2018

Sublimity – John, 86, died February 24 in Salem. He was born in Elmhurst, IL and moved to Salem in 1948, graduating from Salem Academy. John attended college at Prairie Bible Institute, Seattle Pacific and George Fox College, and after receiving his bachelor’s degree he received his master’s from OCE now WOSC. He married Dorothea Wilkins on September 18, 1952 in Newberg. John worked at Nehalem as a teacher and later as a principal at Cloverdale and Sherwood Grade School and Hopkins Elementary School, retiring in 1988. He was very devoted to his wife and family, and they were very important to him. John enjoyed woodworking and cabinet building.

John is survived by his wife; Dorothea of Sublimity; children: Lineta (Patrick) Bethke of Post Falls, ID, Steve (Karen) Wood of Walla Walla, WA, Marsha (Kevin) Bryan of Lapine and Dan (Jodine) Wood of Turner; brother: George Wood of Puyallup, WA; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary-Elen Sommer.

A memorial service will be Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11 am at Foothills Church in Stayton, where he was a member. Private interment in Newberg Friends Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Foothills Youth Ministry. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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