Martha Lee Wood

Martha Lee Wood, age 84, of Monahans, passed from this life on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at her home. She was born in Abilene on July 28, 1929 to Jesse "Chick" Wise and Martha (Copeland) Wise. Martha married Claudie Leo Wood in Abilene in 1946. Her home church was Broadview Baptist Church of Abilene. Martha was an outgoing woman who never met a stranger. She worked in the bar and restaurant business. Martha would bend over backward to help others and had helped everyone in her family in some way in the past, but waited for all to leave her side before she joined her Lord. She lived her life her way, but loved her family with all of her heart. Her children grandchildren and great-grandchildren were much loved, and her great-great grandchildren, her "Little Whipper Snappers", were the light of her life. In the days before her passing, she just kept reminding her family, "It will all be OK." Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Bruce Wood of Monahans and Preston Wood of Odessa; daughter: Claudia Gunter of Monahans; brother: Jasper "Buddy" Wise of Abilene; three sisters: Kathryn LaVerne "Kay" Schmidt of Orlando, FL, Barbara Allen of Potosi, and Ester Mae Wise of Abilene; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and thirteen great-great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death April 8, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, son: Tommy Gene Wood; brother: John Wesley Wise; and two sisters: Helen Gore and Ruby Caffee. Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood. Interment will be 3:00 pm Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Hawley Cemetery in Hawley, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be sent at

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Acres West Funeral Chapel & Crematory
8115 W. University Blvd.  Odessa, TX 79764
(432) 381-9000

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Oct. 31, 2013