Wesley O’Deane Wood, age 87, died 3/29/2022 following a long bravely fought illness.
Born 8/16/1934 in Grand Junction CO. He was the son of William H. and Martha Wood.
Wes graduated from Central High School in 1952.
He was employed in the food distributor industry until his retirement in the late 1970’s He and his wife (Donna) owned the Wonder Bread/ Hostess Cake franchise in Grand Junction for 10 years. It was a successful family business that he was very proud of. His friendly, outgoing storytelling personality helped him to be successful in his selling career.
Wes enjoyed golf, water skiing, boating, woodworking and home remodeling. Wes and Donna enjoyed traveling to many countries with Ports-A Call and jeeping with friends through the Colorado mountains. Sharing his many life stories was one of his favorite pastimes that always seemed to entertain family and friends.
He was a very hardworking family man that through his example of repurposing, a characteristic of the depression years, instilled a strong work ethic in his family.
Preceding him in death were his five brothers: William Jr, Willard, Warren Wilbur and Wallace and his parents. Wes is survived by his wife, Donna of 69 years. They have three children: Larry (Karen), DeAnna (Thad), and Beverly (Jeff). He spent many hours with his six grandchildren and ten (soon to be 11) great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be Friday, April 8th at Clifton Christian Church at 1:00 PM
Donations can be made to Clifton Christian Church or HopeWest.