Lyda was born in 1925. She passed away in 2013. Children:
OBITUARY from Find A Grave:
Lyda Camille Yates Wood, a dear and loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was born October 19, 1925 and passed away at 2:58 p.m. on July 27, 2013 at her home. Lyda, 87, was a native of Franklinton, Louisiana and a long-time resident of Amite, Louisiana. She traveled and lived all over the world with her husband, Roy, during his long military career. In her role as a military wife, she, too, served our country beginning as a US civilian employee in Occupied Japan in 1947. She was an accomplished seamstress; owned and operated a gift shop in Amite for many years; was a legal secretary and Notary. She was also an avid gardener and participated as a judge in the Jackson & Perkins rose trials. Mrs. Wood is survived by her children: Lyda Sue Wood Madison and husband, Bernard; Alice Jane Wood Hallmark; Gail Marie Wood and husband, Alfredo Martinez; and Amanda Lee Wood Barnett and husband, Barry. She is survived by 13 grandchildren: Eva Camille Madison and husband, Dave Pieper; Blair Bernard Madison and wife, Caitlyn (Sue's children); Joseph Arthur Smith, IV; Grace Wood Smith Martin and husband, John; Marie Clare Hallmark Verdin and husband, Ryan (Jane's children); Dominic Carlo Marcello and wife, Sarah; Katherine Marie Marcello; Thomas Anthony Marcello and wife, Maria; Elizabeth Marie Marcello (Gail's children); Katherine Camille Barnett, Lee Austin Barnett, Marcus Wood Barnett, and Lily Elizabeth Barnett (Amanda's children). She is survived by five great-grandchildren: Samuel David Pieper, Isla Utilia Madison, Victor Garrett Marcello, Everett Grant Verdin, and Cora Calongne Martin. Also survived by three sisters: Margie Louise Yates Jenkins, Doris Isabel Yates Magee and Dixie Nell Yates Gallaspy. Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Roy Lee Wood (Lt. Col., US Army ret.); her parents, Frederick and Camille Yates; two brothers, Fred Yates and John Yates; son-in-law, William Roger Hallmark; and granddaughter, Anna Marie Marcello. Also, the family deeply thanks friends and caregivers: Georgia McCray, Leslie Wilson, Janice Stewart, Deborah Williams, and Pamela Carmel. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11 a.m. until Religious Services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Interment in Edwards Cemetery in the family's "Edwards Place" east of Amite. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
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