Early on April 22, 2009 Grandpa William Dean Wood passed away. He will be missed and was one amazing person!Grandpa Dean apparently found the things in the center of the photo, all in his backyard. He thought he lived on ground that the Chinese railroad workers lived on. He always hoped to find something that wasn't broken. Something funny mentioned about Dean during the funeral was that recently, he'd had some trouble with some big dogs in the area and someone got cornered by these dogs and only had a shovel or rake to defend themselves with at the time. Grandpa Dean was a master at manicuring his lawn so as he was mowing the lawn, he strapped on his big ol' gun and mowed away. No way those dogs were going to take him down!
Grandpa Dean was in the military and he was given full military honors at the gravesite. That's a really neat thing to witness if you ever get the chance to see it. A fitting farewell for a truely fine gentleman.