Mabel Hannah Wood

Born: Mon., Oct. 10, 1921
Died: Wed., Feb. 15, 2012

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Mabel H. Wood - a resident of Pendleton passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, in a Milton-Freewater care center. She was 90 years old. Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bethel Church Assembly of God, 1109 Airport Road in Pendleton. Memorial contributions in her honor may be directed to the Mabel Wood Memorial Fund care of the Wells Fargo Bank in Pendleton. Memorials may also be sent to Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Sign the online guestbook or send condolences online at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wood was born October 10, 1921, in Inkster, North Dakota. She was the daughter of William B. and Hulda Benson Petron. in November of that year, the family moved to Minnesota where she was raised and educated. After high school, she attended college in Bemidji, Minnesota. She then moved to the Chicago to work for the Federal Government. She married Alfred Howland on May 19, 1946. That marriage later ended. She had also been married to Louie Hand and Walter Wood Jr, who both preceded her in death. She first came to Pendleton in 1946, and moved to Minnesota in 1964. She returned to Pendleton in about 1973. Here, she worked as a Case Manager for the State of Oregon Department of Adult and Family Services. She remained at that position until her retirement in about 1993. She had been involved in a great deal of volunteer work in the Pendleton area, and had received the Volunteer of the Year award from the governor. Mabel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pendleton, she was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 922 Auxiliary, and a working member of Habitat for Humanity. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her children; Linda Wagner of Pendleton, Vaughn Howland of Pendleton, Shirley Wick of Baker City, Oregon, and Rick Howland of Pendleton, one brother, Merle Petron of Palmer, Alaska, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Along with two spouses, she was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

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cindy anderson
   Posted Thu February 23, 2012
My memories of Aunt Mabel are very happy memories. My prayers go out to Linda, Vaughn and Shirley. I love you all.

Connie Petron Kelm
   Posted Thu February 23, 2012
Linda and Vaughn, I am so sorry for your loss.My prayers are for comfort for you. I have so many memories of Mabel from way back when you all lived in Bemidji and would come up to Kelliher on Sundays. Vaughn, do you remember the time I went to the Water Carnivel with you and we road so many rides I got sick and had to just lay down on the grass for awhile? I really liked Mabel. Love Connie

Candace Mastin
   Posted Thu February 23, 2012
Linda, Vaughn and Shirley. My condolences to you. I too have very fond memories of your mom. Will miss her. Love to all.

Douglas Petron
   Posted Thu February 23, 2012
Rest In Peace, Aunt Mabel! Remembering good times in Kelliher, MN at our house and trips to Red Lake for picnic's and swimming. Those were the days! Miss you so much! Doug

Kathryn Powell Petron
   Posted Sat February 25, 2012
MY sincere condolences for the family of Mable Wood.

Teri Wise
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Aunt Mable was a wonderful person. I am so glad to have had her in my family. I can never express how much I appreciated all that she did for my Mother. she was a very Loving & giving person. The World needs allot more like her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Love & miss you Aunt Mable

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