In Loving Memory of Yvonne Wood: 1962-2023


Yvonne Dee Wood, 60, passed away peacefully Feb. 23, 2023, surrounded by her husband, son and daughter-in-law at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. She was born June 18,1962, in Centralia, Washington. She attended Centralia schools and most recently had been taking silversmithing classes at Centralia College. 

Yvonne is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Chris; son, Sean; daughter-in-law, Eunbi; granddaughter, Ellie; sister, Helen Holtz; stepfather, Donald Fineide; and numerous nieces and nephews. Yvonne also had what she called her “Bonus Boys,” friends of Sean who were like sons. Charles King and Jared Sheldon held a special place in her heart. Yvonne was preceded in death by her mother, Jeannette Fineide; sisters, Julie Williams and Sally Justice; and niece, Allison Holtz. 

Yvonne worked many different jobs but was most proud of working as a beautician doing manicures and pedicures. She loved cooking and was always looking for new recipes to try out. Yvonne loved animals and always had at least one cat in the house. She also loved spending time outdoors, especially at the beach. Yvonne had a wide range of friends and was always ready to help someone in need. She had a very kind and giving soul and will be missed by all who knew her. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Northwest Kidney Center or the American Heart Association.