Robert W.H. Wood
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Robert W.H. Wood
  • September 26, 1930 - October 12, 2017
  • Mesa, Arizona

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Robert W.H. Wood, of Mesa, AZ passed away October 12, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born to Willis and Edna [Strempke] Wood on September 26, 1930 in Fairbank, Iowa and grew up on a farm in Dunkerton where he graduated high school. After high school, Robert moved to Arizona where he met Myrtle Menuey, who had also grown up in Iowa; the two were married on September 28, 1952. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1951 - 1955. Robert worked for the United States Postal Service, while he attended Arizona State University, where he majored in Accounting and graduated in 1961. After graduation, Robert went on to work as an auditor for the (DCAA) Defense Contract Audit Agency where he worked until retirement. After retirement, he went to work for the Environmental Protection Agency for 10 more years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed bowling and was a huge sports fan; his favorite teams were the Chicago White Sox and the Phoenix Suns. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Myrtle; daughter, Pamela Jean Wood; grandson, Henry Matthews III as well as his sisters, Wanda Slusher, Wilda (Gene) Edwards and Linda (Lonnie) Wagner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Edna and his brother, Richard. Memorials may be made in Robert's name to: the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or online at: https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php . Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens (480) 830-4422