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Wood, Dr. Helen

Dr. Helen Wood of Lewisville, Texas was born on August 15, 1957, in Reston, Manitoba Canada, to Dr. Charles Frederick and Shirley Thornton (Smith) Wood and was given over to our Lord on June 13, 2014.

Dr. Wood was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Class of 1975. She began her advanced education by obtaining her Psychology and & Philosophy Degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Clair in 1980. She continued her education by attending Medical School at the Medical College of Wisconsin at Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, graduating with her Doctorate of Medicine in 1984. She then began her residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and completed that in 1987 and was awarded the Women's Health Fellowship - Class of 1992.

Upon completion of her formal medical training, Dr. Wood began a lifelong career in Medicine that included her employment with the Medical College of Wisconsin where she was a Clinical Instructor of Medicine from 1990 - 1992; Assistant Professor of Medicine from 1992 - 1994; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas serving as an Assistant Professor of Medicine from 1994 - 2000; Life Stream Healthcare Associates from 2001 - 2005; The Davisson Clinic from 2008 - 2010 and the Open The Door to More from 2009 - 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Rachael Lauren Friend of Coppell, Texas; sister, Karen Houdek and her husband, Gregory of Nekoosa, Wisconsin; brothers, Kenneth Wood and his wife, Connie, Richard Wood and his wife, Kathleen of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

A family led Life Celebration will be held in her honor.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on June 21, 2014
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