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February 19, 2014
I had the pleasure of serving at Nigerian Christian Hospital with Dr Hood during my time there from 1984 -1986. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Gem Gayle nee Spence
January 07, 2014
Our love and prayers to the family. My father, Melvin Courtney, served as an elder with the University Avenue congregation, as well as Highland Village, and enjoyed working with Maurice. My dad left this planet on Saturday, December 28, so I'm sure there's been a reunion in heaven for these two Christians!
Laura Courtney Hite
January 07, 2014
My sincerest sympathies to the family of Dr. Hood. When I saw the obit it flooded my heart with memories. Dr. Hood was my father's doctor back in the early 60s here in Austin. As a young child I remember his kind, soft spoken, caring demeanor. Thank you!
January 07, 2014
Laurie, You & your siblings must be very proud of your parent's and happy & thankful for them now that they are at home with God. A gift to SIBI will be sent today in their memory. Bless you; your family and your siblings & their families.
January 06, 2014
Dear Laurie, Kathleen, and big brothers,

I am deeply saddened that your dad has left this Earth because he provided needed care to so many. I am proud to read his obituary and be reminded that I was among - if not -your first friends beginning in 1958 when our backyards abutted in Tarrytown. It was the beginning of some magical years!
I love remembering how your parents set an example for me early on when I observed they did daily morning exercises in their bedroom! GREAT HEALTH HABITS

I love remembering how your older brothers were a constant 'threat' - haha - as I was the oldest in my family and had no older brother. :0

I love remembering how I would come over and clean your room in exchange for music lessons and how I was so in awe of those composer busts you earned from your piano teacher.

I loved those woods surrounding your house on Forest Trail where we would hide and play Indians. (Never cowboys, of course!)

I didn't especially love that your dad was so quiet and stern, but mine was too…and somehow we endured…and also marveled at it. A deep inner strength that spoke to us way before we could understand its significance.

As I grew older and became a nurse, I fully learned to appreciate your dad's medical expertise and commitment to his profession. I was supposed to go to Nigeria with him the summer of 1978, but I was a newlywed and decided not to…unfortunately. What a treasure that experience would have been.

Unfortunately, I learned only today of your dad's passing or else I would be up there for the Austin visitation. (I live in Houston right now.) If there is any way I can make it to Lubbock Weds, I will….but regardless, please know I will be there in prayer and spirit.

Sincerely, Nancy McMillan Higgs
January 06, 2014
God Bless you Dr Hood...
Thank you for saving my life as a child in 1963.
January 06, 2014
As a retired member of the Lubbock Fire Dept. I have many memories of His respone to many of the fires while teaching at the Tech Medical school. He and his wife Johnnie will be remembered for their christian examplies
January 06, 2014
David, Bill, Kathy, and Laurie,
First I wish to extend my deepest sympathy for the lose of your father. He was and will always be a great man, father, physician and teacher of so many in all his years of service on this earth.
He has always meant so very much to me and helped me to grow both professionally and personally. Such great memories I know you will always cherish and one I take along always and share with others is that great horseback/packing/camping trip we took in the Hila Wilderness.!
I will not forget him ever and know that you and your families will miss him but focus on all the great times!
Sandy Koenning Tyler
January 06, 2014
A note to Dr.Hood's family--I grew to love and appreciate your father from our association at Sunset. He and your mom were such an inspiration to us all. We loved them both very much. Our prayers are with you.Jane Boylan
January 06, 2014
When we were students together at LHS, the Adair brothers, Bill and Emmett, were involved in Mose Hood's Troop 5. They had frequent warm memories of Maurice and his Dad. We admired Maurice for his skill in medicine and his missionary zeal.
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