Sally Ann Wood

August 17, 1932 ~ March 19, 2022 (age 89)


Funeral Services for Mrs. Sally Ann Turner Wood will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, TX. Interment to follow at Algoma Cemetery in Marshall, TX. Bob Bryant of Cypress Valley Bible Church will be officiating. A time of visitation will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, TX.

Sally Ann Wood was born in Plainville, CT on August 17, 1932. She was the second of five children born to her parents, Howard Arthur Cheetham and Ethel Dorothy Johnson.

Sally met Manuel E. “Joe” Turner in Tucson, AZ and married in Nogales, AZ on Sept. 3, 1949. Together they had three children, Manuel E. “Gene” Turner, Jr., Dorothy E. “Dottie” Turner, and Terrance “Terry” A. Turner. They moved across our great nation as the years progressed making homes in many small towns. Joe took her from the big city of Los Angeles to the Kiamichi Mountains of Oklahoma to the suburbs Philadelphia, and finally settling in Marshall, TX. She loved making a home and learning the area where they currently lived. Joe passed away in 1985. Several years later in September of1999, she married Wilburn “Woody” Wood in Porterville, CA. This blended the two families who had loved each other for many, many years. Woody passed away in 2009.

Sally was first and foremost a Mom. She raised her three children as they moved across the country following Joe’s career. When her children were old enough, Sally began her medical assistant career at Marshall Memori al Hospital as a ward clerk. She later worked for Dr. Marvin K. Hall, and finally for Marshall Internal Medicine – Dr. Gullion, Dr. Jones, and Dr. Harris. She retired from MIMA to take care of her mother in her declining years. Always the caretaker, Sally watched over her friends and family and took care of them as needed. She attended Cypress Valley Bible Church until she was no longer independent.

Alzheimer's disease robbed Sally of many productive years. She had several wonderful caretakers who made her life a happy one. Special to her were Abby Fisher, Jeanette Henderson, Mary Moore, Makyra Motley, January Simpson, Mary Jackson, and Bobbi Goss. Highland Park Home Health staff was instrumental in her continued care, especially Nurse Kayla Cantu. In the last weeks, PrimeCare Hospice and Nurse Maryanne Cantu were our mainstay.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Pollyanna Mahoney; brothers Bill Cheetham and David Cheetham; her husband Manuel E. “Joe” Turner, Sr., and husband Wilburn “Woody” Wood, and step-son Danny Wood.

She is survived by her son M. E. “Gene” Turner, Jr., M.D. his wife Anita, daughter Angella Delatorre and her husband John, and their children Elise and Monivette.

Dorothy E. “Dottie” Turner and children Michelle Storie and husband Ted, and Kelli Arnold. Grandchildren Krystalynn Escamilla and husband Kegan, Tyler Mayfield, Jayden Brown, Jackson Eli Lynch, and Asher Storie. Great-grandchildren Dexter Escamilla, Jude McKinney, and Lilith Escamilla.

Terrance A. “Terry” Turner and wife Phyllis and children Briana Turner and Matthew Turner and wife Megan. Grandchildren Samuel Turner and soon to be born Noah Turner.

She is also survived by her brother Thomas Cheetham and wife Josie. Her step-son Steven Wood and wife Joanne.

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March 25, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sullivan Funeral Home
100 East Travis
Marshall, TX 75670

Funeral Service
March 25, 2022

2:00 PM
Travis Street Chapel of the Sullivan Funeral Home
100 E. Travis St.
Marshall, TX 75670


Algoma Cemetery

Hwy 80,

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