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Janet Ruth (Larson) Wood

May 20, 1937 ~ October 29, 2018 (age 81)

Janet Ruth Wood, age 81, of Southern Pines, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Southern Pines Gracious Living Retirement Home, surrounded by her family.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be open to friends and family, and held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 4888 US-1, Vass, NC 28394, with Elder Ozzie Adams, Jr. officiating at 3:00 p.m.

Janet was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 20, 1937 to Vigo and Margaret Larson. We are proud that Janet made a lasting impression on everyone she met with her charm and grace, which was only surpassed by the size of her heart.  Her kindness and zest for life are what her friends and family will remember most.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, and will be greatly missed. 

Janet enjoyed water color painting, all sorts of needlework and most of all watching the birds with her morning coffee.  The family moved many times during her life, but she always made a loving new home for her family and her life-long friends along the way.  Janet was also a member of the “Nine Holer’s” Golf Team, and the British Automobile Touring Society car enthusiasts club in Whispering Pines, NC.

She is survived by her children, Deborah Burger of New Jersey, Keely Wood Puricz of Sanford, NC and Erin Reily of California; grandchildren, Mitchell Burger, Sara Clark, Shelby Puricz and Kate Puricz; great-grandchildren, Gabe Clark, Ki Clark and Fiona Burger.

She was preceded in death by her husband and high school sweetheart, William "Smoke" Wood; her only son Dirk Wood; her parents, Vigo and Margaret Larson; and her sister, Norma Jean Jancek.

Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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