Lyda (Yates) Wood

Lyda Camille (Yates) Wood (1925 - 2013)

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Lyda Camille Wood formerly Yates
Born in Washington, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Daughter of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Sister of [private sister (1920s - unknown)], [private sister (1920s - unknown)], , and
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], , [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Amite, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jul 2017
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Categories: Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana | Edwards Cemetery, Tangipahoa, Louisiana.

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Lyda (Yates) Wood lived in Louisiana.


Lyda was born in 1925. She passed away in 2013. Children:

  1. Sue
  2. Jane
  3. Gail
  4. Amanda

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


  • 1930 US Census: Fred W, “Cornelia,” Margie, Doris, Lyda, Frederick. [1]
  • 1940 US Census: Fred, “Cornelia”, Margie, Doris, “Leydia”, “Fredin”, John, Dixie [2]


  1. Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: 824; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 591.0; FHL microfilm: 2340559 Description Enumeration District : 0001; Description: POLICE JURY WARD 1 Source Information 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  2. Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1463; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 59-1 Description Enumeration District : 59-1; Description: POLICE JURY WARD 1 Source 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  3. Find A Grave Memorial #114571374

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Images: 14
Roy and Lyda Wood Headstone
Roy and Lyda Wood Headstone

Lyda, Doris, Dixie, Margie
Lyda, Doris, Dixie, Margie

Wedding photo of Margie (Yates) Jenkins
Wedding photo of Margie (Yates) Jenkins

Postcard from Lyda - front
Postcard from Lyda - front

Postcard from Lyda - back
Postcard from Lyda - back

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