Walter Herbert Wood, 92, of Amarillo, TX passed away on February 2, 2023.
Private services will be held.
Walter Herbert Wood was born to Clarence and Lena Query Wood on May 20, 1930, in Hammond, Bourbon Co, KS.
He graduated from the Fulton, Kansas High School in 1946. In 1951 he married Georgia Lee Mathews of Bronson, KS and to that union was born Sheryl Deanne, Glenda Ranae and Stephanie Ann. Walter was a high school math teacher. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1957 and Master’s Degree in 1958 from Pittsburg State Teacher’s College, Pittsburg, Kansas. In 1975 he received his Ph.D. in Math Education from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He taught in the schools of Bronson, Kansas; Uniontown, Kansas; Hammond, Kansas (each one for one year) and Ames, Iowa Senior High School from September 1958 to May 1992 (34 years). He served in the US Army as a Corporal during the Korean War, 8 November 1951 to October 1953, (US55190969), Headquarters and Service Company, 373rd Armed Infantry Bn, 6th Inf. Div., Wildflecken, Germany. He belongs to the First Church of the Nazarene, Amarillo, TX. He has lived in Hammond, Kansas; Ft. Scott, Kansas; Wichita, Kansas; Pittsburg, Kansas; Ames, Iowa; and Amarillo, Texas.
His parents, a brother Leland, and daughter Glenda Ranae Wood DeHerrera preceded him in death.
He leaves his wife, Georgia, of the home; daughters, Sheryl Deanne Albertson (David), of Leland, Iowa, and Stephanie Ann Rifenberg (Jimmy), of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Laurann Anderson (James) and family, of Leland, IA, Betsie Feldkamp (Daniel) and family, of Minnesota, Tisha Thompson (Scott) and family, of Leland, IA, Ethan Albertson (Michelle) and family, of Forest City IA, Aaron DeHerrera (Whitney) and family, of Lawrence, KS, Leeana Ryan (Tremain), of Lawrence, KS, Jordan Rifenberg and family, of Amarillo, TX, and Justin Rifenberg and family, of Amarillo, TX; a sister, Loreta Jent (Larry), of Fort Scott, KS; and brothers, Rev. Kenneth Wood, of Leavenworth, KS, and Byrne Wood of Ellsworth, KS; and many nieces and nephews.