Thomas Wood Obituary

Thomas R. Wood
Thomas Wood
Thomas R. Wood

May 25, 1921 - July 8, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Thomas R. Wood, 89, died on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Veteran's Hospital. A memorial service will be held at Wesley Acres on Saturday, July 17 at 10 a.m.

Tom (or Ted which he preferred) was born May 25, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and Iowa Stated University. He majored in forestry.

Ted was a WW II army veteran. He was an instructior at the Ft. Benning, GA infantry school before joining the 24th infantry division in the Pacific Theater.

After military service, Ted and his wife Doris lived for two years in the forests at Headquarters, Idaho where he supervised a logging crew. They returned to Des Moines in 1948. Ted and his father established Allied Finance Company. He later became an account executive at Merrill Lynch, and finally a group travel agent.

Tom was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church. He also belonged to Kiwanis International he served the organization as club president and Lt. Governor.

Tom loved to travel. He also loved spending time at his little place in the country.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris. He is also survived by a sister, Carol(Barry) Barnes of Des Moines, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund.


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Memorial Service
Wesley Acres Community Room
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, July 17, 2010
10:00 AM


Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312