Myrna R. (Curtis) Wood, 83, of Swanzey and formerly of Westport, passed away peacefully while sleeping Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at Applewood Rehabilitation Center in Winchester after a brief period of declining health.
She was born a daughter to the late Ruth (Almquist) and Austin H. Curtis on May 29, 1939, in Keene. Myrna was educated at Keene High School and graduated class of 1956.
Myrna married the predeceased Douglas E. Wood on September 11, 1969, in Reno, Nevada. They had a simple service and were happily married for the past 53 years.
In her youth, Myrna was a member of the Scarlett Maurders Marching Band and attended Nursing school for a brief period. She found her calling working for the Cheshire Oil Company as a bookkeeper and also as the Site Manager for Keene Mini Storage for 30+ years until she retired in 2001. She previously was employed by Sprague Carlton Furniture.
Along with working, Myrna enjoyed going bowling, square dancing, scrapbooking, reading, and playing cribbage. She took pleasure in hosting holiday and birthday parties for family and friends. Myrna was also an active member of the Keene Moose Lodge No. 478 and Women of the Moose since 1979. Later in life she always had on her table; an ongoing puzzle and would encourage any and all visitors to stay awhile and help put some pieces in.
Myrna especially loved the adventures of traveling with Doug and sometimes family. They explored many places – Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Tennessee, California, Nevada, Vermont, and their all-time favorite was Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine.
Myrna is survived by her four children, Kevin L. Jefts and his wife Holly of Winchester, Thomas J. Wood Sr. of Keene, Robert N. Wood and his wife Patricia of Canaan, and Lori A. Metcalf and her husband Doug of Swanzey, along with her eight grandchildren, Heather, Ashlee, Andy, Tommy, Nicole, Evan, Kiahna, and Autumn, and 11 great-grandchildren. Myrna is also survived by her older brother Austin H. Curtis Jr. and her younger sister Elsy Curtis.
Myrna is now rejoined with her husband Doug, who passed away on April 27, 2022, son Kelley D. Wood, who passed away July 2021 and her granddaughter Lindsey A. Metcalf, who passed away June 2016.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023, in Westport NH. The service will be held at the Westport Cemetery located on Homestead Ave., and Westport Village Road, Swanzey, NH. 03446. With a Celebration of Life Gathering -11:30 a.m. at Tempesta’s Restaurant, 401 Winchester St., Keene, NH 03431.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446/ www.cheshirefamilyfh.com