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Valeen May Clark Wood

September 3, 1929 - October 21, 2017

Valeen May Clark Wood returned to live with her Heavenly Father on October 21, 2017. She passed peacefully from causes incident to old age, she was 88 years old. Valeen was born in Morgan, Utah on September 3, 1929, to Reuben Clark and Fern Richens Clark. She was the oldest of four children.

Valeen was sealed for time and eternity to her eternal companion, Grant C. Wood, on September 4, 1947, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They had been married for 63 years when Grant passed away in August 2010.

She had two children, Clark Grant Wood (deceased) and Shauna Wood Cox. She had seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She was an aunt to over 30 nieces and nephews.

Valeen and Grant made their home in Ogden, Utah where she lived until 2014 when she relocated to San Ramon, California to live with her daughter, Shauna and Chip Cox.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was a member of the Sempre Musical Society of Ogden, Utah from 1949 to 2014 (65 years). She also did volunteer work with the Junior League of Ogden.

Valeen began playing the violin when she was only five years old. She was a very accomplished violinist. She shared her musical talents her whole life, playing her violin in several orchestras, at church and at hundreds of funerals, which she often said that she considered a real privilege.

Valeen and Grant joined the Ogden Pineview Yacht Club in 1951 and enjoyed spending their leisure time boating for over 40 years.

She dedicated much of her life to the pursuit of knowledge about health and wellness. She was passionate about this as it helped keep her husband, Grant, healthy for many years. She owned her own health food store, The Nature Nook, for a number of years. Later on, she worked for Golden West Credit Union for 12 years before she retired in 2009.

Valeen is survived by her daughter, Shauna May Wood Cox (Chip) and her grandchildren: Clark Grant Wood, Jr. (Alicia), Kristopher David Wood, Anne Marie Wood Bayles (Tyler), Charles Matthew Cox (Annicka), Justin Grant Cox (Stephanie), Rachel Lynn Cox, and Aliena May Cox. She is also survived by three younger brothers: Leon Clark (Peggy), Brent Clark (Karen), and Merrill Clark (Julia). She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant C. Wood and her son, Clark Grant Wood.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Ogden Waterfall Canyon Ward (3254 Polk Ave, Ogden, Utah). Friends can come visit with the family from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park (836-36th Street, Ogden, Utah).


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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Ogden Waterfall Canyon Ward


3254 Polk Ave
Ogden, UT

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Ogden Waterfall Canyon Ward


3254 Polk Ave
Ogden, UT

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Friends can visit with family from 9:45 – 10:45 am
prior to the Funeral Service.

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: September 3, 1929
Died: October 21, 2017

Condolences for Valeen May Clark Wood

Nancy Lyon-Gray posted on 11/1/17

I loved Valeen and her colorful personality. She was so kind to me and I will never forget that. My sympathy to the family. She was a great person and a great role model. You will be missed!