Peter Wood Jr.

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2003

Former Juneau resident Peter Wood Jr., 61, died April 11, 2003, in Monroe, Wash.

He was born May 16, 1941, in Denver, Colo. to Peter and Harriet (Wire) Wood, the second of two children. His formative years were spent in Denver, Juneau, and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to Seattle, where he attended Roosevelt High School. While serving in the Air Force Reserves, he met his wife, Judy Matkins. They married and moved to Seattle, where he founded Sand Point Properties. His family grew to include two boys, Peter Brodie Wood and Christopher Joseph Wood. Judy and Pete were divorced in 1978. He then established Kirkland Land Development Company prior to moving to Monroe. In Monroe, he continued to engage in land development, and established Pete's Party Pit and Wood's Lake Resort.

His family said he enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, oil painting and all sorts of entrepreneurial endeavors. They said "he enjoyed people from all backgrounds, and had a profound impact on most who met him. Pete will be missed. He was a very unique individual who touched many lives."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Harriet Wood, and by his son, Christopher Joseph Wood, from a traumatic accident at age 11.

He is survived by his son, P. Brodie (Cindi) Wood, M.D. of Olympia, Wash.; his grandchildren, Christian Hunter Wood, Christopher Chase Wood, Sophie Elise Wood, Logan Thatcher Wood and Joshua Galen Wood; his sister, Page Konrad of London, England; and his nieces, Michelle Konrad of London, and Kendall Katze of Milan, Italy.

Services were held on Friday, April 25 at Monroe Faith Center in Snohomish, Wash.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 557 Roy Street, Lower Level, Seattle, Wash., 98109-4219.

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