Virginia Wood

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Virginia Eileen Wood

Virginia Eileen Wood, 79, of Hagerman, passed away Tuesday, March 31st, at St. Lukeıs Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Eileen was born May 22, 1929, in Hagerman, Idaho. She was the middle child of Ernest and Kate Billiard. She attended school in Hagerman where she met Bob Wood and married July 4, 1947. They lived in Gooding, Wendell, and Twin Falls before settling in Mountain Home to raise a family.

While in Mountain Home Eileen was a matron for the police force, and later worked for the Elmore County Extension Office, where she had an active role in organizing the Elmore County Fair 4-H program.

Eileen lead Girls Scouts, was guardian of Jobıs Daughters, Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, secretary of the Idaho Peace Officerıs Association, and secretary of the Elmore and Owhyee County Cattlemenıs Associations.

Eileen had a beautiful voice and sang for many social functions in the community. She enjoyed writing and was the ³ The Lady on The Corner² for the Mountain Home News. Reading was a huge part of her life.

Bob and Eileen raised their children camping in the Pine, Featherville area and taught them an appreciation for nature. Eileen had a passion for and an extensive knowledge of wildflowers and Elmore County history. After their children were raised, Bob and Eileen moved from Mountain Home to Pine to their cabin, where they enjoyed many happy years.

Her husband, three children, Stephen Wood, Suzanne Wood-Hashim, and Marie Whyte, a brother Mac Billiard, a sister Eloise Fisher, four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren survive Eileen.

Graveside services will be held at the Hagerman cemetery, Saturday, April 4th, at 2 p.m.

In memory of Eileen and in lieu of flowers please donate to the Hagerman cemetery.