Clara Marie Wood

Durango resident Clara Marie Wood died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango. She was 89.

Known as “Marie,” she was born to Daniel Boon Lee and Laura Evens Lee on Dec. 18, 1922, in Pleasant View in Montezuma County.

On Nov. 19, 1938, she married Jacob Wood in Aztec.

Mrs. Wood was a homemaker until the family moved to Durango in 1950.

She was a receptionist for Dr. Lyle, D.D.S., for 14 years, a sales clerk at Woolworth’s Five and Ten and finished her working days at the Treasure Tunnel Gift Shop.

Mrs. Wood was a Sunday school teacher at First Southern Baptist Church and a Cub Scout mother. She was a member of the La Plata County Extension Homemakers, Animas Valley Helping One Another Club and Community Hospital Auxiliary.

“Marie was an excellent seamstress,” her family said. “She made shirts for her boys and clothes for herself. She made many clever things for the Community Hospital Bazaar.”

Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her sons Walter Clark Wood and Elmer Eugene Wood.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Jacob Wood, of Durango; four grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Four Corners Health Care Center, 2911 Junction St., in Durango (Enter through the south door, then turn to the right.) Burial will take place at Greenmount Cemetery.