OBITUARY

Ronald Marc Wood

September 12, 1976April 12, 2019
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Ronald Marc Wood passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born on September 12, 1976 to Ronald M Wood Jr. and Sandra Wood. Marc came into this world full of energy and that energy lasted throughout his life. At a young age Marc developed a love of the outdoors. He enjoyed going camping, hunting and fishing with his dad and family. In his adult years his love of the outdoors continued as he enjoyed doing those things with his friends and family. Marc enjoyed riding horses and was super excited when his dad purchased a wild mustang. He spent many hours with his dad training this horse and they both enjoyed this adventure together.

Marc was a great story teller. He always had stories to share and was very animated when telling them. One thing Marc would say is that he was 10 feet tall and bullet proof. He often referred to himself as an outlaw. Marc loved country music, country dancing & football.

Marc was named after his father and grandfather and took great pride in his family name. He was super happy and proud to have a son to carry on the name! Marc also decided to learn the family trade and became a Master Arborist. He worked closely throughout the years with his father, uncles and brother. One of Marc’s favorite things to do was to spend time with his dad, brother and uncles reminiscing about the past and enjoying one another’s company. When all the Wood men get together the conversation gets really loud as they each try to talk over one another to get their story in and be heard. It didn’t help that daily they had to speak loud enough to be heard over their chainsaws and because of their trade, they suffered some hearing loss. Marc has always had a big heart. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone and would often do random acts of service for family, neighbors and even strangers. Marc gave the best hugs and would always greet you with a warm smile and hug. Family was everything to him. He enjoyed being with his family and helped to create many lasting memories.

Marc’s greatest blessings, pride and joy came in the form of 3 angels. His children, Alexis, Miley and Mason are his everything. He loved spending time with them! Marc was a big kid at heart and loved doing fun and crazy things with them. He loves his children with all of his heart. Marc will never be far from them as they finish their time here on earth.

Marc is survived by his two beautiful redheads, Cheryl Driffill and April Wood who blessed him with his three children: Alexis, Miley, Mason, stepchildren Skyler and Jayden Wall. Grandmother, Maxine Wheaton, parents, Ron & Sandy Wood, Sisters: Sonja (Don) Kenison, Misty (Tom) Adolphson, Melissa Josie and brother, Eric Wood, 11 nieces and nephews and 1 great niece.

He was preceded in death by his Grandma and Grandpa Wood and Grandpa Taylor.

Services will be Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00am at Valley View Memorial Park and Funeral Home on 4335 West 4100 South in West Valley City, Utah where friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm at Valley View Memorial Park and Funeral Home on 4335 West 4100 South in West Valley City, Utah.

The family would like to thank everyone who has loved and shown support to Marc over the years and has very much appreciated the outpouring of love shown since Marc’s passing.

  • FAMILY

  • Ronald M Wood Jr, Father
  • Sandra Wood, Mother
  • Father to Alexis, Miley & Mason
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Mason Wood
  • Eric Wood
  • Anthony Manzanares
  • Preston Josie
  • Aaron Elliott
  • Skyler Wall
  • Jayden Wall
  • Taylor Kenison, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Austin Josie, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kaden Josie, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Justin Orton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wess Sanderson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Don Kenison, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tom Adolphson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lars Elliott, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ronald Marc Wood

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Kendra Modtland

April 21, 2019

You're always so easy-going and always greeted me with a hug and a smile. I love the times we sat together at Grandma Wheaton’s birthday parties and holiday parties catching up and laughing. I remember how bad you wanted the pistachios at the Christmas Party. You love your kids so much. I remember cracking walnuts at your mom’s kitchen table and listening to your adventures. I remember that Easter at the property. You helped us walk Grandma Wheaton to our car. You were emotional to say goodbye to her as you kissed her, and you held Krista and I and told us how much you loved us. Jersey was just a toddler, but you listened and hugged her as she showed you all the eggs in her basket and told you how she found each one. The last time we really visited and talked is a day we will cherish forever. You, Eric, Uncle Ron, Aaron and another friend came over and helped us take a whole pallet of drywall downstairs. You told me you were happy to help, and it brought tears to our eyes. We all ate pizza in the garage and reminisced. We laughed so hard that day as we teased each other, laughed at the aches in our bodies and talked about the present and all our hopes and dreams. You told Krista you were proud of her and how much you loved our home. I remember at our old house when you came to our fourth of July party with your kids and we had a blast. You talked with us about all our trees and bushes and how-to best care for each one. I remember asking if a specific tree was dead. You told me not to worry, that it was fine and with excitement shared with us that it is a Rose of Sharon Tree and how they are so special because when everything else looks dead and nothing else is blooming, the Rose of Sharon blooms. In time we realized you were exactly right! And it was so beautiful when it bloomed. Every year it reminded us of you as it bloomed in all its glory. We miss that tree and our family has decided to plant one this year at our new house in honor of you. We love you.

Krista Modtland

April 20, 2019

I miss you so much my sweet cousin. We have so many precious childhood memories together and you have played such a big part in my life. I smile every time I think about us over the years connecting at family parties and telling stories of days long past:

-the endless water fights with the gigantic water weenies your father made us
-snowtubing and racing each other down the hill and falling off the innertube so much, we were bruised and hurting the next day
-summer, wearing our florescent skater pants everywhere and lookin’ good
-our introduction to Heavy Metal and the magazine posters that covered our walls
-rapping RUN DMC songs together and showing the fam how it’s done!
-you and Misty helping me pick out my first set of cowboy boots
-our transition to country music and our love for Garth Brooks
-lazy summer days by the pool, listening to music and laying out in the sun
-sleeping out on the trampoline and going night swimming so we could play a brutal game of “Marco Polo.”
-Sonja taking us hiking to Stewart Falls when you were on crutches (you brave man you) and I was healing from chicken pox
-Sonja taking us toilet papering…. And we usually got caught (it was so NEVER our fault though)!!!!

I could go on and on. I have so many stories of you that I hold close to my heart. I love and miss you so much. Thank you for giving my childhood so many beautiful memories, so much meaning. You love so intense, hug with your whole soul, and laugh in a way that is infectious in the best way. I love you; I value you and all that we have shared. I’m honored to be your cousin, to be your family.

“I finally understand the true value of time, for it is the bonds between us that give time its meaning.” - V.P.

Sara (Burgess) Schwartz

April 19, 2019

Marc was such a easy person to be around, his laugh was contagious, and you always had fun when he was around. I have many fond memories of Marc growing up he would come out to our farm sometimes in the summer to help. I remember riding our 4 wheeler with him looking for frogs in the fields or looking for bottles out in the sagebrush. I can still imagine him singing along to to the radio or a Garth Brooks song as he drove us around. He would complement me when I was learning to cook, even if it was just Mac & Cheese or a box cake, he would make me feel good about what I made. When my daughter Megan was younger she went with him and some of my cousins to a drive-in movie. He let her pick whatever she wanted to eat or drink. He even mixed her all the different icy flavors together because that's what she wanted. She had so much fun that night! Marc was such a kind, loving person. We are going to miss his big hugs and warm smile every time we came to visit. He touched so many hearts and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We will think of you often and cherish the memories we were able to make. Love you always Marc!

Dru Wood

April 18, 2019

Mark is an amazing man. Thanks to him I got called up on stage by godsmack and snuck up front for ozzy we had a sing off just 2 days before he passed I was singing god smack and he was singing a country song. I also remember he passed out I. The garage after working all day and ben ( his uncle) told Marc’s niece leyah to be quiet and let him sleep and what did leyah do? She started slapping him on the chest saying “ Hi Marc Hi Marc!” We all loved him to death. Never a dull moment with him

Alysha Gillett

April 18, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are grieving from the loss of Marc. May the peace that comes from the memories of the love you shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. 🖤

Beth Crim

April 18, 2019

John and Family,
We know there is a special bond between an Uncle and his Nephew, one that only the two of you share.
We are so sorry for your lose.
Sending you much love at this difficult time.

Mark and Beth Crim

Anthony Manzanares

April 17, 2019

Teaching me how be a tree trimmer like him waking up every day going to work with one of my heros and spending countless days and hours talking and working just having a blast with my uncle/ hero

Stacy Christensen

April 17, 2019

I remember when my cute friend Cheryl started dating Mark when we were “kids.” He was like the hottest guy we had ever seen! I remember being so proud of her! And a little jealous. He was so cute and nice and we all some really fun times together! He was always dressed up, lookin good and such a gentleman. I’m sad I lost touch over the years but can still see his cute face like it was yesterday!

Sam Gonzalez

April 17, 2019

April and family,

I pray Angels comfort you and your family.

Aunt Raven Wood

April 17, 2019

When Mark was a little boy, and beautiful he was, he was going to preschool I think. He wanted to tell me a story. I listened with all my heart! This beautiful little boy was so excited and he told me the story of Goldy Lock's and the three bears. I couldn't understand a word of it, but it was the most wonderful story he had ever told me. I understood (the end) but that was about it. I loved that he gave it all, when he told me. What a beautiful soul!! I will miss your handsome face and your big hugs!

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