Ann Marie Wood

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Ann Marie Wood

February 16, 1931 – April 14, 2023

Ann Marie Wood, loving mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed away on April 14,

2023. She was 92 years old.

Ann was born February 16, 1931 to proud parents Elwood and Virginia Dean. She grew up with

her sister Joan on Sleepy Hollow Road in Annandale, Virginia. Ann was a very active member of Kappa

Delta Phi Sorority at Washington and Lee High School where she graduated in 1949. After finishing

secretarial school, she was employed as a secretary at the Naval Military Sea Transportation Service.

In 1952, Ann married Bill Wood who predeceased her in 2008 after more than 55 years of

marriage. They were members of McLean Bible Church for over 30 years. Ann and Bill raised their three

children Rick, Tom and Lori at their home on Toll House Road in Annandale, Virginia. Later moving to

Vienna, Virginia and finally Fairfax, Virginia where she passed peacefully in the Sunrise Senior Living

Facility of Fair Oaks.

Over the years she enjoyed spending time in their vacation homes in Marco Island, Florida;

Broadkill Beach, Delaware; Sarasota, Florida and Oak Orchard, Delaware. She cherished the time spent

with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be fondly remembered by family for the many

hours spent in “her” chair at the beach house, most likely beneath a blanket and sometimes with a

margarita in hand.

Ann is survived by her son Rick Wood (Karen), her daughter Lori Marsengill (Gary); 16

grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, several nieces and their families, and numerous dear friends. Ann

was predeceased by her sister Joan Harvey, son Tom Wood (Marsha) and grandson Riley Wood.

A visitation for Ann will be held at Money & King Monday, April 24, at 10:00 am with the funeral

service at 11:00 am. The burial will be at National Memorial Park at 12:00 pm following the service. A

reception will be held at Westwood Country Club at 1:00 pm.

Please feel free to add a touch of purple to your outfit as a tribute to Ann’s favorite color.

In lieu of flowers please consider supporting SOGO Adaptive Foundation (a 501c3 foundation)

that benefits wounded veterans; SOGO Adaptive Foundation

2258 Coppersmith Square

Reston, VA 2019

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  1. So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs Wood. I have been connected to the Wood family for many years. It was my pleasure to give golf lessons to Lori whenshe was in HS at ANNANDALE HS. and they won the STATE TOURNAMENT. We have remained friends for all these years. So Lori may your Mother RIP. And condolences to the family and friends. Thinking of you.

  2. Ann was a great lady I had the privilege working for the wood family. I was always treated with respect and like I was part of the family. God bless. Love Rodney wood.

  3. Wonderful Mother and wife to one of my closest Brothers in Christ Bill.
    First met him at his driving range in 1957 with my Dad.
    So happy they are together again in Paradise.

  4. I have so many fond memories of Ann, but today one especially stands out in my mind. About three in the morning, I went into labor with my second son, Seth. I called Ann to come over to stay with Matthew who was six years old at the time. When she got to the house, she informed me that she was going to crawl in the bed where I slept because when Matthew woke up, he would come to me and she did not want him to be scared. Ann was a kind and loving lady to many. Today, she and Matthew are rejoicing together with their Savior.

  5. I’ll never forget Ann. Such a Very Special person. I loved how close to her and I were, with shared emotions. What a listener she was and didn’t hesitate to tell you how she felt!! The shared times of Oysters and just being so at ease we were. Such a Great Lady… Ron Sheaffer

  6. Lori , Gary and family, so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Enjoyed joking around with her in many conversations. My deepest sympathies and prayers to all of you.

  7. How do you sum up as grand and wonderful a lady as Ann Wood. Well here’s my best effort.
    Ann Wood was an incredibly warm, funny lady that had seemingly endless amounts of grace. And above all else she (and her late husband Bill Wood) were a lot of fun to be around.
    I would cherish the times I would get to spend with her grand kids William Wood and Jamie Wood and by extension there grandparents. I felt like I was one of Ann Wood’s grandchildren when I was with her.
    The Templeton family was very blessed to get to know Ann and Bill Wood through there friendship with my late grandparents Ann and Bill Templeton. And my grandmother held Ann Wood in high esteem because there wasn’t many people she would happily turn me over to that weren’t family. One of those people she trusted was Ann Wood.
    It was a great honor and privilege to get to visit with Ann Wood for lunch or dinner in my adulthood. She was a delight and had that ability to lighten your heart by just being around her. There is no amount of gratitude I can express here for what Ann Wood and her sister did for me in my life.
    So what’s the best way to sum up Ann Wood and her fantastic life. Well it’s to say it simply. She was the best!

  8. Ann was the ultimate grandmother being loved by so many beautiful grandchildren! Being close friends with her daughter, Lori, gave me a front row view of how much she was loved and how giving and generous she was with her family. She was always so friendly and kind to me, loved being around her. The beautiful memories will provide wonderful great comfort for all of the family through the coming years♥️?

  9. Mom Wood was funny, lovable and a very elegant lady. and could be feisty if she needed to be. She loved her grandchildren and would have climbed the highest mountain for them .
    I will always cherish the times that Tommi and I spent with her at the Delaware beach house. I loved spending time talking to her about her life and most of all I was honored to take care of her when she needed it.
    She and I would get up early when we went to the beach house to listen to Lon Solomon from McLean bible on the radio on sunday mornings over a cup of coffee.
    She was the best mother in law to me and I will miss dearly miss her.May she rest in peace with the lord , tommi , dad wood and Riley.

  10. Two doors up Toll House Road was the Bill and Ann Wood Residence when I grew up. Rick and I met in 6th Grade, starting an almost 60 year friendship that lives on today. Ann was a big part of our lives. She and Bill shared just about every part of their lives with friends of her children and we all became part of their family. This included regular trips to her father’s farm, working at Midas for Bill as one of his first (underage) employees, and beach trips. She was particularly patient, but strict, with us when we misbehaved, which was frequent. We never got “cut off” from her generosity, despite our actions. That is love in action. As she joins Bill, we send with her many fond memories while also never forgetting the many lessons the two of them taught us. Thank you Ann.

  11. Remember to keep on keeping on and to reflect well upon Mrs Wood.

    She was always kind to me no matter what the circumstances over the years.

    I will never forget how many times she asked about my mother and my wife in a sincere manner.

    Tommy Dellinger

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