Beverly June (Kent) Wood, 90, Wellesley, Massachusetts, passed away from leukemia on the morning of May 8, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic funeral services will be private. A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Wood will be held at a later time.
The daughter of Ted R. and Eileen Kent, Beverly spent her childhood in Bonners Ferry and later moved to Spokane. She attended college at the University of Idaho and then began a career in the Foreign Service.
Beverly and Donald Wood met in Manila, were married in June 1958 and subsequently resided in Singapore, Colorado, New York, Thailand, and Zambia.
They later moved to Cape Cod, where Beverly worked as a bank manager and she and Don raised their three children. Beverly and Don later retired to Bluffton, South Carolina, and enjoyed frequent driving tours of the U.S. and Mexico.
After her husband’s death in 2008, she moved to Wellesley to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Beverly was diagnosed with leukemia in March, 2019, at which time she was treated and went into remission. She lived happily for an additional year, but in recent weeks the cancer returned. Beverly passed Friday morning at home with her sons Scott and Kent by her side.
She is predeceased by her husband Donald Wood and daughter Catherine Wood Keller. She is survived and dearly loved by her two sons, four grandchildren Lily, Zoe, Taiga and Kuga, and her two daughters-in-law Lisa and Emmi. She will be missed by friends and extended family in Wellesley, Cape Cod, and around the world.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org.
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley, has been entrusted with arrangements.