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Budd Monroe WOOD

Male 1911 - 1984  (72 years)


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  • Name Budd Monroe WOOD 
    Born 3 October 1911  Prob Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 February 1984  Portage,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Written by Brenda Teske-Wood 13 Oct 1998 and uploaded online at genealogy.com (I would love to hear from her if she reads this.)
      "His mother abandoned him at about 2 years old. He was raised by her parents (Albert MONROE and Cora A. SHEARS Monroe) and he later changed his name to Budd Monroe WOOD (after his Grandfather). He left at about age 13. He served in WWII."

      "I am the wife of Budd's eldest son, Don, and I met Budd in Feb. or March of 1976.
      He had spent the last 11 years grieving over the loss of his wife, Monica, and shortly after that the loss of their youngest child by adoption, though he kept in contact with her until his death.
      He rarely left home except to get groceries and take a trip once a year, or so, to see one of his kids.
      He became my best friend over the next couple of years as we lived only a short distance away (most of the time). We even lived with him between apartments one summer, and it was during this time that Don and I decieded to go bowling, on my birthday. As usual, I asked him if he would like to go too, and of course he said NO. Then just as we were ready to go he changed his mind.
      Well, he'd no sooner bowled the first game of his life, but he immediately signed up for a bowling league, and then a second one, and before you knew it his whole life changed. He got new glasses, a new, longer hairstyle, a hearing aid, a hip replacement, and a date.
      I am so glad we have that final photograph of him - he actually looks younger than in the picture he gave us in about 1997.
      It got where he'd come over for lunch almost every day (boy I bet he got tired of Kraft Mac. and Cheese, not that he ever complained) and he'd be back for dinner, too. I only wish Jason and Justin had had him around longer - he sure did love the boys. He was there when we needed him and I like to think he needed us, too. "
    Person ID I6674  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 25 March 2006 

    Father Orla WOOD,   b. 8 October 1884, Wayland Twp.,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1952  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Pearl MONROE,   b. 16 January 1890, Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 April 1978, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 12 December 1908  Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes - date unknown 
    Family ID F2501  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Monica Marie PORTER,   d. Yes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 June 1946  Prob Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. LIVING
     2. LIVING
    +3. LIVING
     4. LIVING
     5. LIVING
     6. LIVING
    Family ID F2502  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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