Susan Darlene Wood

  • "Miss you more and morr every day Mom. This is a pain that..."
    - angie malaney
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    - elma rabe
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Susan Darlene Wood


Susan Wood, 59, was born March 3, 1955, in Wurzburg, Germany to Ralph and Shirley Godsil. She passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Susan graduated from Saydel High School in 1973. She has lived in the Des Moines area most of her life and was a computer tech for 30 years, most recently at Atec. She enjoyed volunteering, being in nature and seeing wildlife, riding motorcylces, and Tae Kwon Do where she earned her black belt. Susan was a devoted mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Susan is survived by her husband, Dan Wood; children, Angie Malaney, Mark (Marisa) Malaney, and Jodi (Phil) Leech; stepchildren, Donovan and Delila Wood; grandchildren, Madisan, Tracie, Morgan, Dylan, Mikey, Mason, Ava, and Brooklyn; her mother, Shirley; sisters, Marcy (Chuck) Hintz and Beverly (Greg) Rourke; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Godsil Sr., and her brother, Ralph Godsil Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation or the National Association of American Veterans in loving memory of Susan.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home
Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 289-2442
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 25, 2014