Hilda Cato Wood, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at House of the Good Shepherd, Hackettstown, NJ surrounded by her loving family. Born in Olney, Texas on June 23, 1919, Hilda was the daughter of the late Ina Mae Cullum.
Mrs. Wood has lived in the greater Hackettstown area for the past 5 years coming from Riverside, CA formerly of Easton, Pa and Bridgewater NJ, for 10 years, then Hackettstown NJ for 20 years before moving to Riverside CA, then back to Hackettstown, where she and her beloved late husband, Frederick R. Wood (2012) lived for many years.
Hilda was a very active woman throughout her life, she had a passion for golf and had belonged to the Raritan Valley Country Club and the Northampton Country Club. Additionally, She enjoyed sailing and belonged to the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club. Hilda enjoyed gardening & flowers having belonged to various Garden Clubs over the years. Hilda was a Interior Designer, a wonderful cook and a woman of great character who loved animals.
Mrs. Wood is survived by her daughter, Pamela May of Allamuchy, NJ; three sons, Raymond Wood of New Milford, CT; Ronald C. Wood of San Diego, CA and Randall F. Wood of Castlerock, CO. She is also survived by 9 wonderful grandchildren and one who has predeceased her & 9 beautiful great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840. 10:00am funeral services will take place Saturday at the funeral home. Interment to follow at the Easton Cemetery, Easton, Pa. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cochranfuneral.com.