Obituary: Christine W. Wood (Klaas)


January 23, 1946–September 28, 2020

Christine was born in Hanweiler, Germany, in 1946. She passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones. She had lived in Birch Bay since 2006.

Christine was a devoted wife and mother. She received recognition and awards for teaching German language skills to soldiers. She was a retail floor manager for the Walt Disney World Company (EPCOT) and later for Sea World and Discovery Cove. In later years Christine was an entrepreneur, owning a store in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, she worked at various times as the official translator for high profile court cases in Orange County, Florida. She loved gardening, crochet, and taking care of animals.

Christine is survived by her husband of 55 years, Gerald Wood of Blaine, her sons Audie (Kathy) Wood of Everson, and Rick Wood of Blaine; grandsons Christopher Wood and Cody Oftedal; granddaughter Mataya Bugg; sisters Ursula Pugh and Evita Klaas; and many more friends and family members.

The Wood family extends its gratitude to the Whatcom Hospice Foundation for the kindness and care. Christine will be cremated per her wishes, and a private service will be held for the immediate family.


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