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Bonnie Wood

Bonnie Lucile Wood (Griffin)

Wednesday, April 15th, 1925 - Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Bonnie Lucile Griffin Wood
April 15, 1925 - July 5, 2020

Bonnie Lucile Griffin Wood, 95, of Stephenville, died Sunday, July 5, 2020 Granbury.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 8th at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Stephenville with Glen Newberry officiating. Services are under direction of Stephenville Funeral Home.

Bonnie was born April 15, 1925 in Clyde, Texas to the late Evin Terry and Annie Jane Griffin. She married Thedis Wood on July 31, 1949 in Abilene and they were married until his death in 2016. Bonnie graduated from Abilene Christian College/University with a bachelor’s degree and completed her Master’s degree from Tarleton State University. Bonnie taught school at Sheryland, Quail, Granbury, Temple, and finally at Stephenville High School from 1968 to 1986. She worked at Tipton’s Home for Children in Oklahoma and also as a housewife and mother until her children were school age. During their marriage, Bonnie and Thedis lived in Tolar, Texas City, Temple, and moved to Stephenville in 1968 where she spent the rest of her life. Bonnie co-owned and operated Camp Paluxy in Bluff Dale for 42 years, taught 55 Alive for AARP for 20 years, and volunteered as a member of the Stephenville Hospital Auxiliary for 14 years. Bonnie was a faithful, lifelong member of the Church of Christ, most recently of Graham Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include her children, Rugene and husband Bobby Gentry of Weatherford, Teresa and husband Bruce Musgrave of Bluff Dale, and Lyndal and wife Danette Wood of Dallas; grandchildren, Kathy Gentry, Amanda and husband Caleb Medlin, Raven and husband Carlon King, Sheena and husband Keith Sihvonen, Jana and husband Dean Lee, Cassandra and husband Josh Nigo, Matthew Wood, Michael Wood, Cameron and wife Sara Berges, Chelsea and husband Ty Hunter, and Brittany and husband Richard Fossum; 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Bonnie was also preceded in death by her husband, Thedis Wood; infant son, David Earl Wood; foster son, Nolan Kitchens; brothers, Clyde and wife Edith Griffin; RC and wife Lee Griffin; and Dale and wife Maxine Griffin; sisters, Bernice and husband Jay Tucker; and Ruby and husband Everett Lambert and nephew R.C. Griffin Jr.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Gardens of Memory Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy 377 South
    STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401
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  • Interment

    Location
    Gardens of Memory Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy 377 South
    STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401
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Norma Webb Eubanks

Posted at 02:03pm
Bonnie (and Woody) taught me leadership skills as a CTC at camp 1970-1971. I met Sandy Eubanks at camp and am so happy we were married in 2018 (47 years later). Camp Paluxy was a wonderful, life experience thanks to Bonnie and her family. I still sing the songs learned there to my grandchildren. Thank you for the life lessons and Christian values presented at camp. Bonnie leaves a legacy. God bless y'all Regina, Teresa, Lyndell, and family. Thanks for the memories!
Norma Webb Eubanks and Sandy Eubanks - Benbrook, TX
 

Norma Webb Eubanks Posted at 02:20pm

Sorry - misspelled Rugene's and Lyndal's names. I blame old age and the pandemic. Norma
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Posted at 04:22pm
We're thinking of you during this difficult time. We are so honored to have had Bonnie as a part of our Bridgewater Family! She will be greatly missed
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Jana McCollum

Posted at 01:33pm
I remember Mrs. Wood from Camp Paluxy in Bluff Dale since I grew up around Bluff Dale and from SHS. She encouraged me to take up Number Sense for the UIL competitions, and I still use those skills today. So sad to hear of her passing, I will always remember how much she helped me.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
Jana Davis McCollum
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Posted at 03:47pm
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