Richard C. Wood

1927 ~ 2022

Richard Chadwick Wood, “Dick Wood,” age 95, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2022. Richard was born in Salt Lake City, UT on October 21, 1927 to George and Leah Wood. He attended East High School and the University of Utah before serving in the US Army during WWII. Upon returning home from the service, Dick served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern Canada Mission.

After his mission, Richard married Marilyn Parker on June 23, 1950. Dick and Marilyn (deceased in 1980) were the parents of six children. Richard worked in the family business, Fernwood Candy and Ice Cream Co. for over 70 years. He worked until 2016, when he sold the business at the age of 89.

Dick excelled in athletics. He especially loved tennis and golf, winning state tennis doubles at East High School and numerous golf championships throughout his life. He was a member of Willow Creek Country Club and the Salt Lake County Club for many years. Richard enjoyed his years of community service with the Sugarhouse Lions and Salt Lake Kiwanis club.

Dick served in numerous callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life. The calling he most enjoyed was minister to all his close friends at Spring Gardens.

Richard is survived by his six children; Karen Wood, Kristine and Duane Moss, Scott and Jodi Wood, Greg and Kathleen Wood, Todd and Andrea Wood, Connie and Greg Windley, 20 grandchildren, and 50 great grandchildren, Mary Ellen Hanks-sister, Jan and family, Lorraine and family.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 12:00 pm, preceded by viewing/family greeting from 10:30-11:30 am at the Olympus Stake Center – 2675 E. 4420 So, Salt Lake City, UT 84124. Interment to follow at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.

For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please click on the "Watch Services" link above. A free Zoom account is required to view.


Dick was my first boss. I helped him make ice cream and the filling for chocolates. He was a great influence for.good in my life.

- Lowell inkley

Dick was a member of the Utah Golf Association and served on its Board of Directors for nine years. He was dependable, cheerful, upbeat, and helpful. When he arrived in the hereafter his first words were probably
":Where is the first tee?"

Joe Watts

- Joe Watts

Dick Wood was the real deal...what a gentleman and always trying to be upbeat; he and I were teammates in Senior golf for years...I think he shot his age every round from age 72 to age 88.

- Dick Giauque

So sorry to learn of your Fathers passing. He was a great man --he and your Mom were an amazing couple. May each of you be blessed with comfort and strength during this time of trial.

- Ann (Jackson) Troop

I didn't know Richard but his daughter Karen is my sister-in-law. I just want to say Karen spoke highly of her father and I'm sorry for your family's loss. I'm sure he is in a good place with his wife.

- Eileen Jensen

Dick is 20 yrs my senior and while I had vague memories when I was young of him I got to know him quite well when we purchased his membership at Willow Creek CC. Dick was a great cousin who I admired greatly and many fun times with him at The Country Club taught me of his generosity and fun loving nature. His work ethic rivaled my father Fay Chadwick who was the hardest working person I have ever known. Dick was a great example to me as are all my cousins. We will miss you Dick. Love Steve

- Dr Steven Chadwick

What a great, sweet man your dad was! He always made me feel like he cared. I send my love to all you wonderful Wood kids! Thanks for adding to my life!

- Nancy Jackson Miller