David R. Wood
Born Feb. 18, 1927, in San Pedro, Calif., died Aug. 27, 2011, at his home in Big Bear City.
David joined the National Guard at a young age. He was married to Opal Wood for 55
years who passed away in 2003.
David was retired from Metropolitan Stevedore Company, District #94, International
Association of Machinists. He loved his home in Big Bear and bought the property in 1948
when first married to his wife Opal. He had a passion for nature, the outdoors and animals.
Last year he adopted a dog and a cat from a neighbor who could not take care of them
anymore. The animals were taken to the shelter. Dad and his neighbor, Cristel, were at the
shelter the first morning the dog and cat were up for adoption. Murphy, the dog, is now
with his beloved neighbor Cristel, and Sam, the cat, is with Vicki and David. Everyone has a
new home now. Dad was loved and will be truly missed.
David is survived by daughters Vicki (David) Steere of Big Bear City and Kathleen (Gene)
Hobert of Lomita, Calif.
A special thank you to all of our family and friends who have given us love and support
through this time of sorrow.