Mary Cantu Wood, 96, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Quapaw Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born on Feb. 2, 1921, in Raymondville, Texas.
Mary worked at Remick’s drugstore until she married Audrey Wood in 1957. They moved to Galveston where she worked at a bait shop, and later to Timpson, Texas, where they retired and worked on a farm.
She enjoyed working outside, reading, writing letters, word finder games, and participating in the activities at the nursing home. She always loved speaking with everybody, telling stories and loved to laugh.
Mary was always positive and showed great strength despite her challenges. She was loved by everyone whose life she touched.
She is survived by her niece, Irene (Larry) Gonzales from Texas; her great nieces, Laura (Dustin) Lawhorn from Ala., Leah (Robert) Trevino, Lisa (Bryan) Smith both from Texas; and niece Diana Flores from Texas.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 39 years, Audrey E. Wood; her sister, Sofia Cantu Barrera; and her brothers, Jesus Cantu, Guadalupe Cantu; nephew, Oscar Cantu and many other extended family members.
Online obituary is available at http://www.GrossFuneralHome.com.