Demond Wood August 13, 1895 - October 11, 1973
published: Bonners Ferry Herald, October 18, 1973
The Copeland-Porthill Community was saddened, early Thursday morning, October 11 by the sudden and unexpected death of Demond Wood, 78, a well known rancher in the area.
He had been in failing health for the past several months.
He was born August 30, 1895 at Eyota, Minn., the son of Bert and Catherine Brannon Wood.
He grew up and received his education in Minnesota and in 1915 moved with his parents to Winnett, Mont.
During the years between 1915 and 1935 he made his home in Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota, where he engaged in farming as well as being, associated with the U. S. Postal Service.
In 1935 he moved with his parents and brothers to Boundary County settling in the Copeland-Porthill area and on May 5, 1936 married Beulah Stich.
Following his .marriage he operated the ranch he had purchased and has since made his home in the Copeland-Porthill area.
He was preceded in death by his wife on December 12, 1973.
He attended the Boriners Ferry United Methodist church and was a member of the Masonic Groups for over 50 years belonging at the time of his death to Bonners Ferry Lodge No. 43, A.F. & A.M. and the Royal Arch (R.A.M.) at Sandpoint.
Survivors include his daughter Mrs. Charles (Joyce) Johnson of Bonners Ferry; Four Brothers Max,
Spokane; Paul, Porthill; George, :Post Falls and Wales, St. Helens, Ore: Two grandchildren, Barbara
and Donald Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 at Malone Funeral Home with Rev. Kelvin Groseclose officiating, interment followed in Grandview cemetery with Masonic graveside honors by Bonners Ferry Lodge No.43, A.F. & A.M.
Note: There is a misprint in the article, his wife Beulah died December 12, 1958 - LINK