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.