Neketia Nadine Wood, 91 years of age, passed from this life on August 28, 2019, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born September 24, 1927, in Vian, Oklahoma to Charles Macon Vanderheiden and Dillie Thelma Vanderheiden.
Since Neketia’s father worked building roads through and around Oklahoma, she attended 27 schools before the family settled in Oklahoma City. She graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1946.
Neketia married the love of her life and soul mate, Granvel W Wood, aka “Bill”, on February 21, 1946, and they had a daughter one year later in 1947, on their first wedding anniversary. What an anniversary present that was.
After a few various jobs, Neketia went to work at Tinker Field Air Force Base. She was there for many years and transferred to the Internal Revenue Service where she worked until retirement. After retirement, Neketia and Bill purchased a motor home and traveled the US National Parks. The goal was to visit every park. Which they did.
Neketia was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dillie Vanderheiden.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Granvel W Wood (Bill), of Oklahoma City; daughter Twyla Taylor and husband Robert of Mustang, Oklahoma; grandson Troy W Harrel and wife Carrie; great-grandchildren Megan York and husband Michael, Christopher Harrel, Noah Harrel, Ben Harrel; great-great grandson Henry York, all of Poulsbo, Washington; granddaughter Raquel Berkenbile and husband Rob of Oklahoma City; great-grandchildren Kara Williams and husband Chris; great-great granddaughters Karleigh and Kyndall of Moore, Oklahoma; great-granddaughter Kaelee and husband Brian Friedrich and great-great grandchildren Grady and Adelaine of Manhattan Beach, California; great-grandson Keatan Sexton; great-great grandchildren Jacoby, Braxson and Elias Sexton of Oklahoma City; and grandson Robert J Taylor and wife Carrie; grandchildren Caleb Taylor, Zachary Taylor of Oklahoma City.
Click here to view a webcast of the service on 8/31/2019 at 01:55 PM, Central Standard Time.