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Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery

6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Keokiana Wood

October 9, 2001March 17, 2020

On March 17, 2020, Keokiana Wood, beloved daughter and adored sister passed away at the age of 18. Keokiana was born October 9, 2001 in Seattle, WA. She was a high school senior at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and was about to graduate with advanced honors. She planned to attend the University of Arizona in the fall. Keokiana was a music major in high school and wanted to continue music in college, with aspirations of joining a city Philharmonic as a career. She recently ranked second in the state for clarinets.

Keokiana had a joyful spirit and a wonderfully upbeat, magnetic personality that drew everyone to her. Her inner joy came through in her beautiful smile and amazing laugh. Everyone was uplifted when they heard her laugh. She got so much joy out of such small things. Keokiana loved music, friends, animals and kids, she loved too many things to list. Keokiana wanted to do everything, she would have needed four lifetimes to do all the things she wanted but she had only just gotten started on this one. Keokiana could have excelled in any one of the thousand things she wanted to do and we are sad that she didn’t get to explore more in this life.

Keokiana is survived by her parents, Tony and Brianna Wood, her sister Amadi Wood, her grandmother, Florence Baker-Wood, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place in the future once the Coronavirus epidemic has come to an end.

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Teresa Prezgay

March 30, 2020

Keokiana,
You truly were a very special person and will be forever in my memory as one of my AP Calculus students at LVA. I remember my last words to you were of encouragement and hope. You were feeling overwhelmed with the calculus material and all of the pressures of being a Senior in High School. You thanked me for my comforting words and I gave you a hug. I am heart-broken with your sudden passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
With Sympathy,
Teresa Prezgay

Maddy Hassenzahl

March 26, 2020

Keokiana,
You are a life changer. You changed mine for sure. I met you in the seventh grade and idolized you because you were principal chair in honor band. I was scared to talk to you, but thankfully I did because you gave me the opportunity to have a person like you in my life. Four years of knowing you was enough to know that I could never forget you. I still have your silly notes on my music pages from band. I have all of the prom dress and style pictures we sent to get each other’s opinions and rate them. I kept the songs you sent to me in class when we would share our playlists. I remember sharing our snacks in english while we edited each other’s essays. I keep thinking about the sleepovers and parties we had when we sang karaoke and whispered late night secrets that will still stay between us. We counted down the new year together this year and ran upstairs at midnight to celebrate. Overall, I have memories of us that will last a lifetime. Those can not be taken from us, though you were. I never got the chance to say goodbye, but I know you know how much you meant to me. You have changed lives and will continue to. Thank you for teaching me that there’s something to smile about each and every day, and there’s a silly side to everything. Even from heaven, I know you will be laughing down at our jokes! You are forever in my heart.
Until we meet again angel,
Maddy

K. Watanabe Family

March 25, 2020

Dearest Keokiana,
I (Kie’s mom) remember when we first met. It was the middle school all state band rehearsal day at UNLV. You and Kie hit it off right away. The start of something great. So much in common. Even your initials!!! -KW. Thank you for being Kie’s friend. Thank you for having her over all the time, all the fun times in and out of school will never be forgotten. We loved to see/hear you play music. Such talent. We will miss your beautiful smile and infectious laugh. Rest in peace, my dear.
Sending love to you and your family always....KW❤️

Kaiim Goff

March 24, 2020

For as long as I known you, music was your passion. In middle school I gave you pointers which made you surpass me in basically everything I did. The work ethic and effort was something that made you completely different. I was proud of the accomplishments and I miss the times where we talked to catch up whenever we had the chance to.
It’s disappointing that when we last talked, I told you I was going to be at your graduation. It’s still perplexing that you’re not here, but you’ll be in my heart.
Rest In Peace Keokiana

riley hazan

March 24, 2020

Keokiana -

You were my first friend at LVA. Always so bubbly even from the first time we met. I remember hiding away in your room for 2 days listening to clarinet solos and eating whatever we could find in your kitchen. We even did the same at my house just a few weeks later. I’m gonna miss those times, those were some of my favorite parts of high school.
Thank you for always saying yes to go eat with me, even if it was far. Thank you for always being there for me in times of need and hurt, and always giving the best advice. And thank you for always being unapologetically you, it taught me a lot about myself.
I miss you like crazy, but I know you’re safe.
To all the crazy adventures we did over the years, I love you.

Jasper James

March 24, 2020

Keokiana,

We were friends in our freshman English class at LVA. I sat two seats behind you and we bonded over our shared birthday. You were such a brilliant, smart girl. You had a smile that could light up the whole room. You are so loved, and although I have not talked to you since I changed schools, I miss you every day.

Makena Murphy

March 24, 2020

Middle school! I remember so much about you. Something that stands out to me is the fact that you always thought about me in the mornings before school, you always sent me a text before school so we’d walk together. We’d spend the day together laughing and standing up for each other and then part our ways when we get home. Being friends with you was a privilege. Your smile and laugh is my favorite thing about you :)
I’m sorry Keokiana. You deserve this world more than I do. If I could switch places with you I would. I would do anything for you to live your life, pursuing music and being happy because you DESERVE that life. You deserve everything. I’m so sorry I can’t switch places with you. You are the most beautiful person I’ve ever known. Rest In Peace.

Karoleena Bonilla

March 24, 2020

Dear KeoKiana,
Let's go back to our freshmen year in Mrs. Williams class. That class was filled with surprises, but I'll always keep the goofiness and laughs we had dearest to my heart. You never failed to make me laugh, and that's hard for me to say! Thank you for those laughs. Moreover, we made music together in Philharmonic. Being together in a full orchestra with you was amazing. You were always first chair, and always killing those solos. You were such a talented musician! Thank you for those lovely notes. I love you Keo. I will always keep you in my heart and cherish the memories I had with you. ~Karoleena


Madison Willacey

March 23, 2020

Keo, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for helping me to find myself during my sophomore and part of my junior year. Thank you for the memories we made together, from the cookies and fudge, to texting about boys, to LVYO, to after school pit rehearsals, those were so special to me. Thank you for the rides, thank you for the pictures, thank you for the Gala and Smith Center. Thank you for making it clear that know no matter what we went through, no matter where our friendship was, you were always here for me. Thank you for all our laughs we shared and thank you for all our inside jokes. Thank you for opening up to me and letting me help you when you didn’t want it. Thank you for being unapologetically you and letting me be myself around you. Thank you for being a beautiful butterfly of a soul in this world of caterpillars. Rest easy, sweet girl. <3

Luann Rodriguez

March 23, 2020

Keokiana was a people person.I had the pleasure of having her in my group on our trip to Hawaii. She was always smiling and laughing and keeping the group going.She will be missed❤️I would like to send my condolences to her family.You are their angel now.Rest in peace Keokiana🙏🙏🙏