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FRANCES ELIZABETH SMITH WOOD Daughter of LeRoy and Ruth, passed away on Sunday, October 28 with her children by her side. She lived her 85 years of life with and for the love of her family. Frances was born October 13,1927 in Walnut Park, CA. She was the fourth of seven children and is survived by her brother Robert and sister LaVerne. She is survived by her children, Velva McGee, Ruth Hampton and Lyle Wood. She is also survived by seven granchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Frances graduated from El Monte High School, class of 1945, her life shaped by the Depression and the War. Her high school gym became a factory for building C-47's and Frances learned to build aircraft. Frances married "the man she waited her life for", Dean Wood in April 1959 and they soon moved to Buena Park to raise their family. The retirement years brought them to Lake Elsinore where they lived the remainder of their days, celebrating the life they built together. Services to honor her life will be held Tuesday, November 6 at Miller Jones Mortuary in Sun City. A viewing will begin at 11a.m. with the service at 12p.m. She will be buried with her husband at Riverside National Cemetery at 2:15p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you contribute in her name to either Breast Cancer Research or the City of Hope.

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 4, 2012
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