Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Remebering Love Ones

I went home to Charleston this weekend to say a last goodbye to Ann Wood. Mrs. Wood was a dear friend, mentor, neighbor, and surrogate grandmother. Ann Wood lived across the street from me my entire life, and I spent more afternoons than I can count sitting on her front porch swing.
I was blessed to have her in my life. So lucky to have her in my life.

Ann Wood, 90, of Charleston died December 9, 2009, at Hubbard Hospice House following six months of illness.

She was the daughter of the late Dimple and DeForrest McMillion, born May 18, 1919, in Dundon. She was the loving wife of James D. Wood of Charleston, who died in 1976.

Surviving her are her daughter, Judith Bartley of Charlottesville, Va.; her son, Jim and his wife, Barbara, of Princeton; and her son, Richard of Loma Mar, Calif. Her grandchildren include Jimmy Wood and wife, Lucy, of Moorefield, Richard Cadieux of Alexandria, Va., and Callie Bouchard and Andre Cadieux and wife, Genny, of Charlottesville, Va. Her great-grandchildren include Abigail and Autumn Wood of Moorefield and Samantha Cadieux of Charlottesville, Va. Ann is also survived by her loving friends, Charles and Jenny Spann, Kay and John Homburg and their daughter, Hillary, and Janet and Bob Simpson of Charleston.

Ann Wood was a kind, gracious and generous woman who loved to read and study the history and geography of West Virginia, as well as world history and current affairs. She dearly loved to walk through the neighborhoods of Edgewood, near her home and, earlier in her life, the state parks of West Virginia. She had extremely fond memories of her youth in Widen. Ann Wood was a bright, wonderful spirit and loving mother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

Sometimes along with sadness, great loss can bring with it a renewed appreciation for what, and who, we have to be thankful for.

Today, Dec 14th, is my mother's (40+) birthday.

I could not have asked for a more loving or supportive parent.

Happy Birthday Momma Kay,

I love you.


andreerods said...

You are bless by having both these ladies.
I met your Mom in Pa along with you a few summers ago.
Vibrant, full of life and fun.
She made me feel she was listening intently to each word I said.
This is a great gift.
Thank you for sharing your story, your love of Blenko
and say Hi to your Mom for me.
GAS in Louisville?

Anonymous said...

??? Are those glass flowers? Where are you in this photo?
Is this a Blenko garden?

susan said...

Did Ann Wood collect glass?
Is their an estate sale?
If you knew her my guess is the estate sale is worth a trip to WV.
Let us know.

Dr.BOB said...

Sorry for your loss.