By HDN staff
JERRY L. WOOD
Dr. Jerry L. Wood, 65, died Thursday, May 20, 1999, of natural causes at a Havre hospital.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the First Baptist Church in Havre. A gathering after the funeral service will be held at the church.
Wood was born Aug. 17, 1933, to Helen Cline and Melvin Wood in Broken Bow, Okla. He was raised and educated there and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1950.
Wood enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950. He served in the Korean War and was a sailor on the U.S.S. The Sullivans, D.D. 537. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
Wood continued his education through the G.I. Bill by attending the Oregon State University in Corvallis. He received his bachelors degree in 1959. He continued his education and received a masters degree in business at OSU. Wood received his doctorate in education in 1971 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Wood moved to Havre in 1974 to become the chairman of the business department at Northern Montana College. He taught at the institution for 23 years before retiring in 1996.
He married Sally Simonson on Aug. 17, 1979, at Havre.
He enjoyed his membership in the Saddle Butte RC Club, fishing, hunting, reading science fiction books, playing cribbage, go-cart racing, bowling, dancing and teaching Sunday School and working with the Cub Scouts.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Havre, VFW, Navy League, Naval Institute, The Tin Can Sailors, U.S.S. The Sullivans Association, Lions, Elks and the Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald Wood, infant twin brother, Charles Wood, and a sister, JoAnn Vanderweele.
Wood is survived by his wife, Sally Wood, Havre; a son, Greg Wood, Silverton, Ore.; a daughter, Gayle Bachini, West Point, Va.; three stepsons, Kevin Simonson, Marble Rock, Iowa, Kyle Simonson, Harlem, and Brian Simonson, Athens, Ga.; three sisters, Nancy Denn, Fayetteville, Ark., Barbara Vehrs, Roseburg, Ore., and Pat Wilson, Elsie, Ore.; three aunts, an uncle and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Dr. Jerry L. Wood Scholarship at MSU-Northern in Havre.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home in Havre.