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Fern Sitton Wood

December 30, 1918 — December 1, 2016

Fern Sitton Wood was born December 30, 1918 in Couch, Missouri, the daughter of Noel W. Sitton and Ollie O’Neal Sitton. She was raised in Dove Creek, Colorado. Fern moved to Monticello, Utah at the age of 16 where she graduated from Monticello High School in 1936. She attended Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado before graduating from Nurse’s Training in Denver, Colorado in 1940. Fern’s nursing career included working for hospitals in Grand Junction and Durango, Colorado, Moab and Monticello, Utah, a nursing home in Blanding, Utah, as well as a Public Health Nurse for Park City, Grand and San Juan counties, Utah. Some of her duties included Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing, Head Surgical Nurse and Nursing Supervisor; all prior to retiring as Nursing Instructor for the College of Eastern Utah. During her nursing career, she owned and managed a dry goods store for a few years in Monticello, Utah. After retiring she and her husband moved to St. Johns in 1979 to be close to their only child and his family. Everyone who knew her, knew of her filing hobby, which filled twenty seven 4 and 5 drawer filing cabinets with files ranging from wars and conflicts, politics, movie stars and space exploration; you need information, she had it. She made over 200 scrapbooks and photo albums of her family, who she dearly loved. Throughout her life she witnessed horse and buggy to jet cars, outdoor toilets to hot indoor water, invention of radio and television, typewriters to computers, man on the moon, as well as countless inventions in the medical field, but she never did master the use of a cell phone. Fern was preceded in death by her parents, brother, 2 sisters and husband. She is survived by her son, Jim (Dianne), grandsons, James (Crystal), Robert (Sylvia), Michael (Angela), 8 great grandsons and 3 great granddaughters. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at The Community Presbyterian Church, Springerville. Interment will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The National Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, Arizona 85024.
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Community Presbyterian Church

41 Supai, Springerville, AZ 85938

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Interment

Friday, February 10, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

The National Veteran's Memorial Cemtery

23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024

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