In Memory

Kathy Wood (Hurd) - Class Of 1967

HURD, Kathy Wood It is with deep sadness that we bring news of the loss and passing of Kathy Wood Hurd at the age of 69. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 21st, 2019 in Port Saint Lucie, FL with family by her side holding her hand. Kathy was a fierce mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and compassionate woman of faith. Kathy lived a selfless life of service to her family. She was always there to light the way for others and to leave the world a better place for her children and grandchildren. She was daughter to Charles and Esther Wood, "seester" to Pat Dye (Danny) and Mike Wood (Becky), mom to Mason Hurd, Ryan Hurd (Brittany) and Casey Copeland (Witt), "Gram" to Emma and Kennedy Copeland, and friend to more than can be counted. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she lived most of her life in South Florida as a beach-going, quick-to-laugh, warm and loving spirit. She graduated from Riviera Beach High School, Class of 67', where she was cheerleading captain her senior year. She worked for Congressman Rogers in Washington D.C. and then tirelessly as a compassionate homemaker. She was a longtime caregiver to her aging Mother. She is preceded in death by her father Charles "Woody" Wood and mother Esther "O'Geal" Wood. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Published in The Palm Beach Post on June 2, 2019

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05/25/19 11:33 AM #1    

James Mullens (1967)

Rest in Peace, Kathy.  You were taken from us too soon, reminding us all of our mortality.

05/25/19 07:55 PM #2    

Kevin Griffin (1967)

A huge shock...Kathy was good to me From when I first started at howell watkins..She was best friends with my late wife phoebe..and helped me so much when I needed a sholder to cry on..I will miss her dearly...... rest in peace my friend..Kevin

05/26/19 11:52 AM #3    

Elizabeth Williams (Cowles) (1967)

Kathy was definitely my bestie but she had several besties. I admired so much about her. Such an upbeat person even in the face of storms! Amazing, fun, resilient, great mom and gram,smart, funny, loyal, proud, faithful, cute and stubborn. I loved all of it! And, boy, did we laugh a lot!

05/26/19 02:52 PM #4    

Glenda Clayton (Munsell) (1967)

  Rest in peace Kathy-----You will be missed by family and friends




05/26/19 11:56 PM #5    

Mark Koslow (1968)

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Kathy's passing. When I think about Kathy I automatically think  of her incredible smile. It was one of those smiles that lit up a room. I hope that wherever she is at in her journey at this point, she's traveling with that incredible smile!

05/27/19 10:43 AM #6    

Steve Doran (1967)

Someone once said "People will soon  forget what you said and did in life. What they will always remember is how you made them feel"  Kathy would brighten up any room and thats how I will remember her. She will be missed by all those she touched. Rest in peace .

05/27/19 09:17 PM #7    

Mike Atwater (1967)

Kathy blessed all of us as children, adolescents and adults with her energy, humor, caring and love, I believe she will do it again...until that day heart!!! 


05/28/19 01:13 PM #8    

James McKeich (1967)

One of the things I will always remember is Kathy's smile. She exhibited a tremendously  positive attitude that was infectious to everyone. It saddens me that Kathy has passed on, but she is still with us in our thoughts and memory. She is now in heaven and of course, she is smiling. Rest in peace Kathy!

05/28/19 01:54 PM #9    

Joan Willard (Bolduc) (1967)

I remember Kathy so well from being in the same home room for three years.  SHe had a wonderful personality and a beautiful smile.

SO sad.


Joan (Willard) Bolduc

05/31/19 07:07 AM #10    

Lewis Karrh (1968)

Kathy will be missed! We met in Junior High at Howell Watkins where I thought she was among the coolest chicks ever - an impression that still lingers. I remember spending many a summer's evening of '69 & '70 hanging out with her, Jim Caulwell, Rocco Cantori, Steve Doran, Linda Callahan, Mike McCammon, Mike Prince, Louie O'Dell and others. We drank and laughed all through those wonderful summers as we all were trying to figure out the future, and now 50 years later we will have to figure out going on without her. She was always pleasant, fun to be around, and although I have not seen Kathy in years I am saddened by the news of her passing. Rest in peace...


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