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Evelyn Martin Wood

September 1, 1937 — June 21, 2023

Ponte Vedra Beach

Evelyn Martin Wood

 

Evelyn (Eve) Martin Wood passed away on June 21, 2023 at her home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Born September 1, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Beulah and Howard Martin, she came to Oak Ridge, Tennessee with her family in 1944 when her father was recruited by the Manhattan Project. While at Oak Ridge High School she was a member of the varsity cheer leading squad. She attended the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

After graduation, Eve chose to expand her horizons and she became an airline stewardess with Delta Airlines. She loved to tell stories about how interesting and exciting it was to be the only stewardess on a DC3 in the late 1950s.

In 1960 she resigned from Delta and married Tom Wood whom she met when both were students at The University of Tennessee. While Tom finished his studies, Eve worked for The Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  In late 1961 the couple moved to Atlanta and in 1963 the first of two daughters were born.  For the next 23 years Eve ran a complex household, raised two daughters and enjoyed team tennis.  In 1983 she and Tom moved to Ponte Vedra Beach where she joined the family’s newspaper company and put her effort into converting obsolete manual subscription records to modern computer files.

Eve never missed an opportunity to support her grandchildren. She especially loved attending their sporting events, school plays and concerts. An avid Jaguars fan, Eve enjoyed season tickets for 25 years. She loved sharing a game day experience with her grandchildren and with other family members.

A family home in Highlands, North Carolina became a favorite vacation spot as Eve never outgrew her love of the mountains.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Tom Wood, daughters Jennifer Wise (Philip), Karen Stepp (Stephen) and 4 grandchildren, Daniel Wise, Rachel Wise, Hunter Stepp and Devon Stepp.

 

 

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