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James LeLand Wood, a carpenter and 12-year resident of the Vancouver area, died Friday. He was 59.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Finkbeiner officiating. Private burial will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Wood was born August 21, 1926, in Wallowa, Oregon. He last lived at 1913 Leichner Road. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War and attended the Methodist church.
He is survived by his mother, Clara Finstad of Port Lavaca, Texas; two sons, Jordan of Maupin, Oregon, and Landon of Redmand, Oregon; two daughters, Wendy Buchheit of McMinnville, Oregon, and Tracey Senter of Denver, Colorado; a sister, LaVonne Burgess of Port Lavaca, Texas, and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Clark County, Suite D, McMaster House, 316 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, 98663.
Note: by Gary Jaensch
James Leland Wood has a second sister that wasn’t mentioned in this funeral notice, her whereabouts were not known at the time of Leland’s death.
Her name was Marjorie Ellen Wood Jaensch, Strack, Williams, she died on June 12, 1996 in Bullhead City, Arizona. Her ashes were placed in the Colorado River.