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Charles Benjamin "Woody" Wood

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Charles Benjamin Wood, "Woody," 73 years old, a resident of Henderson, Nev., since 2005 and a longtime resident of Alamogordo, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucia; his two daughters and their husbands, Angela and Ron Dorn, and Pamela and Bill Hormell; his son Roger Wood; eight grandchildren, Melissa and her husband, Michael Urbansky, Jason Dorn, Megan Wood, Joshua Wood, Krista Wood, Michael Wood, Ashley Hormell and Garrett Hormell; one great-granddaughter, Madelyn Urbansky; and his sister and her husband, Eleanor and Robert Thompson. His parents and his son Michael Wood preceded Woody in death.
Woody enjoyed all sports, but in his later years he especially enjoyed long-distance running. He ran an average of 15 miles a day throughout Alamogordo. He also coached many youth sports, which included baseball and basketball. Woody served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959. Upon leaving the military, he remained at Holloman Air Force Base, retiring as a utility systems operator with civil engineering after 40 years of federal service. He was a member of St Jude's Catholic Church.
Friends may visit French Mortuary-Westside Chapel at 9300 Golf Course Road NW, Albuquerque, (505) 897-0300, on Thursday, March 17, 2011, from 5 to 6 p.m. for viewing. Rosary will be recited following the viewing. Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 18, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque. Burial will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to Hospice of Las Vegas, 5765 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 111, Las Vegas, NV 89118, (702) 853-9063. Visit the online guest book for Charles Benjamin Wood "Woody," at www.RememberTheirStory.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 15 to Apr. 15, 2011
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