Name of Deceased: Fred E Wood, age 68. Date of Death January 4, 2007.
Died as he wished, with his wife at home in Delta Junction.
Service: Memorial Service at Delta Christian Center, Delta Junction, Saturday January 13, 3 pm. No visitation, burial, graveside service etc. Officiating at Memorial Service, Pastors Howard and Yvonne Echo-Hawk.
Born September 29, 1938, Columbus Ohio
Education :Received His BA from Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington.
Military Service in US Army 1958-1961
Alaska history: Served at Fort Richardson in late 1950’s, voted in the Statehood Referendum. Returned to live in Alaska at Delta Junction in March of 1998.
Employment/occupation/retired: He retired from Department of Corrections in Washington State in 1992. Taught at Walla Walla Community College for 6 years before moving to Alaska. Most recently retired as Branch Manager of Alaska Motor Coaches (Laidlaw) in Delta.
His faith, his love of Jesus was foremost in all he did. He was a member of Delta Christian Center.
Hobbies/special interest: His wife, Tana, was his best friend and constant companion. He loved his family, and friends. He enjoyed travel, road trips and camping, halibut fishing and especially his wood shop. Many of his happiest hours were spent in his shop.
Survivors: Wife of 28 1/2 years, Tana. Children: Lorelei Berndt, Seattle; Deborah Spille, Nampa, ID; Ginny Ricketts, Walla Walla, WA; Fred Jr. Caldwell, ID; Floyd Caldwell ID; Rick, Boise, ID. He is also survived by much loved sons and daughters in law, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is much missed by his brother Bill and sister in law Anne of Springfield, ID, nieces and his sister, Wilma in New England.
Memorials: Fred and Tana were involved in helping build a school in Kayunga, Uganda. Any $$ given in lieu of flowers will be sent to them.
His ashes will be scattered at a favorite site in SE Oregon.