Streeper Walton Wood, born in Woods Cross, Utah to Cotton and Mary Amelia Wood, January 23, 1920, passed on peacefully March 23, 2003 at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful with his family by his side. Except for 19 winters spent in California, he lived all of his life in Davis County and was a 1939 graduate of Davis High School.
Streeper is a direct descendant of Daniel Wood, the founder of Woods Cross. Wood Haven Mobile Home Park, which he owned, is the last remaining portion of the Wood family farm. He is a veteran of World War II and served in the Air Force for four years, stationed at Pearl Harbor. He married Lillian Berry Wood in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on October 28, 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Berry Wood; three siblings, Bernice Galbraith, Lucille (Eli) Rodgers, Jetta Briggs and sister-in-law, Margie Wood (Melvin Wood, deceased). He is also survived by his four children and six grandchildren, Mark B. Wood (Gayle) and their three children, Eliot, Garrett and Monica (Centerville, Utah); Mary Ann Ebert (Mark) of West Bountiful; Susan Spindler (Curtis) and daughter Sara Newman of Missoula, Montana; Lucy Jordan (Randy) and their two sons, Adam, who is serving a mission in London, England and Andrew (Layton, Utah).
He adored flying and built several airplanes, one of which was featured in a National Geographic article. He loved to work with his hands and had an amazing insight into mechanics and how things work. He was a natural born mechanical inventor. He loved nature, built a cabin at Henry's Lake, Idaho where he spent many wonderful summer days and was gentle with all animals of the earth. A favorite day was spent walking around the Old Faithful boardwalk. He wanted to see the world and traveled many places in his life both as a boy and an adult. He was kind, honest and charitable to those he met, especially many of his tenants in the mobile home park who felt like family. He was a tireless worker who had the stamina of five people. He will be greatly missed for his common sense advice and strong shoulders.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, 2003 at the Mueller Park 5th Ward Chapel, 1975 South 1350 East, Bountiful. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Friday morning from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery.