Michael K. Wood, Sr.
April 10, 1951 ~ December 20, 2014
Viewings: Ben Lomond 12th Ward on Friday, Dec. 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
Funeral services: Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ben Lomond LDS 12th Ward Chapel, 650 East 3550 North, North Ogden
Interment: Ben Lomond Cemetery
NORTH OGDEN – Our loving father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Michael Kimberly Wood, 63 passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at his sons home in Fruit Heights, Utah. He was born on April 10, 1951 in Oakland, California, a son of Charles Franklin Robinson and Betty Benette Johnson. He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1969. Mike married his sweetheart, Kay Ellen Barnes on June 26, 1971 in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on October 4, 1975. He was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities in the church including second counselor in the Bishopric in the Ogden 52nd Ward. He was a member of Ben Lomond LDS 12th Ward. His work took him traveling throughout the USA as a regional salesman as well as an entrepreneur. He owned several businesses with his wife, including Outdoor Maintenance and The Plant Lady. Mike enjoyed restoring old cars, sports, excluding soccer, and being a grandpa. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He is survived by his six children: Mike (Shana) Wood, Jr.; Stuart (Laurie) Wood; Jennifer (John) Poon; Nate (Melanie) Wood; Sher Millard; Ben Wood; 21 grandchildren, his mother, Benny Wood, his father, Charles Robinson and mother-in-law, Eldeen Barnes; seven siblings, Becky Newton-Burnam, Rachel (Corby) Patrick, Stan Robinson, Barry (Raylene) Wood, Patrick (Kim) Wood, Joe (Carol) Wood and Christy (Lynn) Baten. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Kay. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Jenny Poon, 661 East 3125 North, North Ogden, UT 84414 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ben Lomond LDS 12th Ward Chapel, 650 East 3550 North, North Ogden. Viewings will be held at the Ben Lomond 12th Ward on Friday, Dec. 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Ben Lomond Cemetery.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Both he and your Mom really set a wonderful example for me when I was In mutual in the old Ogden 52nd Ward. Your Dad was the 2nd person besides my Dad to dance with me. Being an overweight girl no one wanted to dance with me at youth conference at BYU. He told me I was a beautiful youn lady and one day I would find a handsome young man to not only dance with but marry. He gave me hope and made me believe that would be true for me. He was right, and we have been married 33 years on January 4 th. I'm thankful for your parents and their faithful service to the Lord and the Youth of our Ward, and me personally. May the Lord bless and comfort you all.
Jan Charlesworth Hale
We are heartbroken to learn of Mike's passing. We knew he had been struggling with health issues and Nancy had worked with him and he was improving the last we talked with him so this comes as a shock to us both. We go way back to the old 52nd Ward and the time that Mike was investigating the Church. Mike Jr. is a former student of mine. I sent the obituary to Dave who is on a Mission with his Wife in Virginia. Dave stayed with Mike and Kay after his mission. We send our love and pray for all of you who are left without your parents. May you have peace is knowing that you Mom and Dad are together and both happy and out of pain. They are getting things ready for that family gathering that will occur when each of you return home to be with them. We weep with you at his loss and rejoice with you knowing that they are not gone but only waiting for the rest of us to join them in a much better place. May you each feel the peace that comes from the Comforter at this sad time.
It is with a heavy heart that I read about the passing of Mike Wood. Mike was very significant in my life as I lived with him and his family after serving my LDS mission back in 1977. He and his wife took me in like family as I stayed in the basement of their Jackson Avenue Ogden home. Though Mike was only 5 years older than me, his wisdom nurtured my spirit and I will always remember his example as he taught through words and deeds how to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. His sense of humor and his unconditional love will always be attributes I will remember. Presently, I am serving a mission in Virginia and my wife and we send all of our love and prayers to his children who surely know that they were loved and nurtured by "goodly parents." I know Mike is happy now, free of pain, being reunited with his sweet wife and both of them will continue to watch over and influence their children now from the other side of the veil.
David and Kenna Litchford