Nellie Elizabeth Wood of Saratoga passed away during the evening of February 17th, 2017 at the Beehive Homes senior living facility in Herriman, Utah. She was 91 years old. Several family members were by her side at the time. Nellie was born in Hanna to Frank and Mae Bell Munz. She grew up on the Pass Creek Ranch where her parents owned and ran a dairy farm. She lived in the Platte Valley her entire life attending grade school in Walcott and later graduated from Saratoga High School as the salutatorian of the class of 1943. After graduating high school, Nellie worked for the Saratoga State Bank for a short time before accepting a position as bookkeeper and payroll clerk for R.R. Crow & Company. She met her future husband, George Wood, while working there. They were married in Saratoga on August 17th, 1952. After they were married, Nellie left the Crow Company and worked with George running their own company, Wood Electric while simultaneously raising five children. She also worked for the Town of Saratoga and continued working there after George took a job with Colorado Interstate Gas. Nellie worked as the Town Clerk-Treasurer, then as Treasurer, and finally as Assistant Treasurer over a period of 28 years. Nellie was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1953 and served as President and Secretary-Treasurer along with several other chairmanships which supported the education of many Saratoga youth through the Auxiliary scholarship program. She recently received her 60 year pin. Nellie is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mary, and husband, George. She is survived by five children: Diana Galbraith of Saratoga; Kim Wood of Concord, Calif.; Lynn Williamson of Bluffdale, Utah; Ralph Wood of Townsend, Del.; and Paul Wood of Fort Collins, Colo. Nellie is also survived by nine grandchildren: Krystale Williamson; Amber Sutton; Meagan Wood; Sandra Godfrey; Donna Wood; Hannah Wood; TJ Wood; Mara Wood; Samuel Wood; and two great grandchildren, David MacCharles III and Alister Godfrey. A memorial service will be held at the Valley Chapel at the Saratoga Cemetery on March 11th at 1 p.m. A grave side service for immediate family will be held following the memorial. A gathering will be held at the American Legion Hall at 403 E. Bridge Street in Saratoga for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Nellie Wood to the American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Fund c/o P.O. Box 306, Saratoga, WY 82331.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00pm