Terry D. Wood, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Deceased 17 March 2006
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Board Certified in Pediatrics, 1979
Pediatrics Residency: Children's Hospital of L.A. and University of Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Undergraduate: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
First Homecoming, 1966
Connections since the Reunion:
Terry and Pookie at a Christmas party
Celebrating a birthday for daughter Cinnamon
Terry David Wood, born May 2, 1947 in Brighman City Utah passed away peacefully in his home on March 17, 2006. He will be remembered for his love of all things beautiful but more particularly for his great gentleness. After graduating from Westwood High in 1965 and then from Arizona State University, he earned his M.D. from the University of Arizona Medical School in 1973. A dedicated pediatrician, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Wood practiced in Mesa for the last 24 years after moving to the Valley from Roseburg, Oregon, where he had practiced for five years. He was also an avid trumpet player, playing in two bands, The Mesa City Band and Sentimental Swing Band. A loving father and grandfather who enjoyed nothing more than to go out to eat with loved ones and speak with childlike enthusiasm about his interests: music, movies, and trivia. Always ready with jokes or riddles, he always kept us guessing what the particular answer to a mind teaser was with a gigantic smile on his face. Now we wonder how we will get by without him, our smiling boy. He is survived by his brothers: Dee and Randy, his daughters: Cinnamon Butters and Taffeta Wood and their mother Candace Livingston, his companion Rose Hogue and his grandchildren Andrew and Mariah Butters. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alliance for Children Everywhere: P.O. Box 12250, Tucson, AZ 85732. (published in the East Valley Tribune and Arizona Republic on 3/22/2006)
ANNOUNCEMENT! Donations made in Terry's name to Alliance for Children Everywhere have been so generous that they are establishing an education program at the Kanyama Crisis Home in Zambia, Africa, to honor him: the Dr. Terry Wood Memorial School. The opening of the school will be announced on their website in the next few weeks.
Those that attended the services for Terry watched a wonderfully presented video tribute to him created by his family. Excerpts from the video can be viewed when you CLICK HERE