Myrtle Wood, 102, enjoyed travel

Myrtle M. Wood, a102, of Bolton, Mass., formerly of Ridgefield, died Thursday, May 22, in Sterling, Mass., with her grandson Tom by her side.

Born in Glenbrook, May 15, 1912, she was the daughter of Percy O. and Ida Greer Morrell. Myrtle was predeceased by an older brother, Clifford, in childhood, and by her husband Samuel Albert Wood in 1971. The two married in 1935 in the Union Memorial Church in Glenbrook.

Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Sallyann King and her husband Bruce of Bolton, Mass., her son, David Greer Wood and his wife Carolyn of Holland, Ohio, and six grandchildren: Thomas King, wife Laura, sons Jonathan and Michael; Katherine Miu, husband Steve, sons Eric and Philip, and daughter Lannae; John King, wife Karen, sons Brian and Andrew; Judith Proteau, husband Michael, sons Nathan and Brandon; Stephen Wood, wife Lisa, daughters Rachel and Cassidy, and son Hunter; Michael Wood, wife Cheryl, and her son, Matthew Keiser

Ms. Wood enjoyed reading and baseball. The Mets and later the Red Sox were her favorite teams. She loved her “wheels” and traveled often. She was a former member of Jesse Lee Memorial Church in Ridgefield, and the women’s society. She served as president for many years of the Ridgefield branch of the International Sunshine Society. She was a charter member of the OWLS and of AARP Chapter No. 4852. She was also a past Noble Grand of Mary Rebekah Lodge No. 51.

She loved to vacation in Vermont and lived there a short time. Above all else she was a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday May 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan, with the interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service.

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