After the war ended, the couple returned to Forest Park, and in 1956, moved to Towson's Campus Hills neighborhood, where Mrs. Wood lived for the remainder of her life.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she taught 4-year-olds at the old Homewood School in Roland Park and later at a private kindergarten in Forest Park.
Mrs. Wood began her career with the Baltimore County Health Department in 1964 as secretary to Dr. Mary E. Matthews in the department's Maternal and Child Health Division. She retired in 1984.
She fulfilled a lifetime dream in 1985 when she began taking oil painting lessons at the Bykota Senior Center in Towson. She exhibited her work for 25 years at the Towsontown Spring Festival, where she earned numerous ribbons.
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