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Dori L. Wood

December 6, 1946 ~ January 17, 2018 (age 71)

Dori Lou Wood, 71, of Portsmouth, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Pristine Senior Living.  Born on December 6, 1946 in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth Adams Boldman and was a former child care provider for West End Day Care. 

A 1965 graduate of Portsmouth High School, Dori received an associate degree in sociology at Shawnee State College, and received her E.M.T. certification from the State of Ohio.  She was a previous E.M.T. for Portsmouth Ambulance Service and Medic Transport.  She was co-president of the former Wilson Elementary P.T.O. and a member of the P.H.S. band boosters.  But, most importantly, she was a homemaker, great mom, and a super grandma.

Dori was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Boldman.

Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Charles Joseph Wood, two daughters, Dawn Purtee and Jessica (Dustin) Dekarske, all of Portsmouth; a sister, Marcie Boldman Hammonds of Portsmouth; a granddaughter, Madison, and five grandsons, Zacharie, Ivan, Ryker, Napoli and Jeter; a niece, Jennifer Hammonds; a great niece, Alison Hammonds; special cousin, Bob (Sandy) Boldman and a special friend, Ruth Bloomfield.

A service will TENTATIVELY be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27th, at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE. 

A gathering at Brant’s will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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