Dorothy E. (Herald) Wood

Born: Tue., Sep. 20, 1927
Died: Fri., May 24, 2019


Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 08, 2019
Location: Burns Mortuary


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Dorothy E. Wood peacefully passed in her sleep, May 24, 2019. She has been joyously reunited with her eldest son, Keith, her loving husband - the Reverend John Wood, and many other loved ones. She is survived by three children, David Wood of Twin Falls, Idaho, Alfred Wood of Pendleton, and Heather Wood of Dallas, Texas. Dorothy, the daughter of German immigrants John Herold and Anna Burger Herold, was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She graduated from Lawrence High School and Kathleen Dell Business School. In 1951 Dorothy married her true love, John Wood. They were married for over 57 years until John’s passing in 2009. Dorothy and John moved to Oregon in 1953 where they began raising their family while serving in a variety of parishes with the United Methodist Church’s Oregon-Idaho Conference. Dorothy was a faithful Christian and a dedicated pastor’s wife. Dorothy often played the organ and piano for their various churches in Garden Home, Myrtle Point, Corvallis, Myrtle Creek, Kimberly, Idaho and finally Pendleton. She also worked as a church and school secretary. Dorothy was active in the United Methodist Women’s group, serving as a Central District officer for nine years. She and John last served Pendleton’s First United Methodist Church, retiring in 1993. They remained in Pendleton throughout their retirement, enjoying traveling, camping at Tollgate and attending local cultural events. Dorothy volunteered at St. Anthony Hospital’s gift shop and the Bargain Counter during her early retirement years. She was an avid reader and relaxed by knitting, doing needlework and listening to classical music. At age 87, Dorothy proudly announced, “I’m a two-time breast cancer survivor!” at the 2015 Race for Life, completing a full lap of the track to a standing ovation. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dorothy Wood’s memory to Susan G. Komen or Macular Degeneration Research.

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Gary Deitz
   Posted Tue June 04, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Gary.

Heather and Alfred, so sorry for your loss. Prayers Gary Deitz


Sandy Kimbrow
   Posted Tue June 04, 2019
Your Mother was such a sweet lady. I appreciate the time I served as her pastor, and am thankful that she is at peace now with God. You all will be in my prayers.
Blessings always,
Pastor Sandy Kimbrow

[Rev.] Paul LaRue
   Posted Wed June 05, 2019
John and I were at BU School of Theology together. I was delighted when they came to the Oregon and Idaho Conference. He served two churches I had previously served: Murtaugh, Idaho, and Pendleton, Oregon.

I was so pleased when John invited me to preach at a Murtaugh anniversary event., and when he came to Pendleton some years after I left.

I had a few visits at their home in Pendleton, before and after John's illness - then praying with him in the hospital.

Dorothy was usually the "quiet one" in the background.... I'm glad the obituary made tribute to all that she had done to serve our Lord, our church, and all in need. May your memories of both parents bless you all forever.
===PAUL LARUE - Salem, OR.

revs. Jim and Bonnie Parr Philipson
   Posted Fri June 07, 2019
When we moved to Oregon in 1978 John and Dorothy were serving at Myrtle Creek and Canyonville where we would follow them in our first church. They were so gracious to us and offered good advice to help us get started. We always appreciated their faith and ther generous personalities. We will miss them both.

Nancy L King-Mullins(Miars)
   Posted Fri June 07, 2019
Alfred and Heather so very sorry for your loss, prayers

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