Linda Ida Wood

Linda Ida Wood (Perry) of Amarillo, Texas passed away peacefully at home with her family on August 20, 2023.

A Memorial Service celebrating Linda’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave., in Amarillo.

Linda was born on July 19, 1945, in Malone, New York to Wetzel Perry and Frances Kearns. She moved to Hereford, Texas at the age of 5 with her mother. She lived in the Texas panhandle where she raised her children, until 1984 when she moved to Rhode Island with her children. That is where she met the love of her life, Alby Wood. They got married July 12, 1988, and that is when they started their lives together. They moved to Colorado in 2004 and then to Texas in 2013.

Linda enjoyed working on Ancestry, she loved learning all that she could about family history even if it was not her own. She enjoyed eating three musketeers and ice cream sandwiches. If she ran out of ice cream sandwiches, she thought it was the end of the world. She loved being around her children, grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren all the time. She enjoyed hanging out with family and great friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alby Wood; her mother and stepfather Marvin and Frances (Allen) Kearns; her father Wetzel Perry; two brothers David Allen and Butch Perry; one granddaughter Katelyn Vandermyde and a son-in-law Ron Pondstone.

She is survived by one sister Dory Erickson and husband John, of North Carolina; four brothers Michael Perry, Kirk Perry and wife Terri, all of North Carolina, Greg Perry and wife Karen, and Mark Perry and wife Danniel all of New York; six children Caroline Kearns and wife Susan of Greensboro, NC, Beth Holloway and husband Micheal of Amarillo, Texas, Kathy Porter of Amarillo, Texas, Marlissa Jackson of Las Vegas, Nevada, Marvin Jackson and husband Hector of Providence, Rhode Island, and Dawn Pondstone of Amarillo, Texas; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and lots of great friends.


  1. Dakota Isbell

    You were such an inspiration to me and my kids. They loved you so very much as much I did. You’ll truly be missed deeply and you’ll forever be in our hearts. Rest Easy Nana ?? Your no longer in pain anymore.

  2. Hector Jackson

    Linda was my mother’s in law she was amazing mother to me, when I meet her for first time she ask me to call her mom, was at honor to me. We laugh a lot when we was together also via phone I driving her crazy. I will miss you so much and I need to thank you for being Marvin to this life and into my life. Love you and miss you already.

  3. Justin dicarlo

    U were the best grandma in the world I’m glad I had u as long as I did u will be loved and missed I’ll never forget when we lived together the memories we made and all the fun we had in the rocky mountains words can’t explain what u ment to me

  4. Elizabeth VanLishout

    My dearest Aunt, your in peace with Grandpa and Uncle Butch and your beloved husband and Parents. Thank you for blessing me with the time we had to get to know each other and the amazing Cousins that have become my best friends. Thank you for the unconditional love you showed me and the acceptance into y’all’s lives. You will be forever missed and forever in our hearts and minds. We shall meet again one day Blessed Be!

  5. Marla Jackson

    Will miss you dearly Wife #1 and #2! You’re a blessing to have as a good friend. We love and miss u dearly. Go fly high on that mountain!

  6. Dory Erickson

    Thank you for being just who you were. So talented in your writing your poems were so beautiful. You had a gentle and beautiful heart. Even though we were apart most our lives that unwritten bond was there that only sisters can share. Rest In Peace Dear Linda you are thought of and loved every day.

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