Gary Thomas Wood

Gary T. Wood was born in Denver, CO on April 25th, 1947, to Helen and George Wood. Gary passed from this earth on June 14th, 2024. He married his high school sweetheart, DeAnn, in 1966 and together they raised three children. He began a twenty-five year career with what is now WMFD. After retiring in 1997, he worked multiple different jobs because he didn’t like sitting idle. The family moved to Laramie, WY in 1984 where he became a proud member of Laramie Elks Lodge 582. Gary is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and brother Ronald. Survivors include his wife DeAnne, sisters Maxine and Jeanne, children Leslie, Jeff and Jackie and eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. At Gary’s request, he was cremated, and no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Research.

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Condolences (26)

  • Beth Hulett Fly

    Jeff & family, I am very sorry for your loss. A Father’s love is always in our hearts. May he Rest In Peace

  • Tawnie

    Jeff and Jackie, I am so very sorry to read about your Dad. Lifting you and your families up in prayer and sending hugs.

  • Alan Antonio

    Gary was truly a man of integrity, I was very fortunate to have work with him as a firefighter and engineer. Gary was indeed a mentor of positive attributes and good faith. He was one of those men that you look to for support and confidence, a true professional in the fire service industry. God bless the entire Wood family as Gary will be dearly missed. Rest in peace brother ........

  • Lloyd Alred

    Gary and I along with Alan Antonio, Mike Martian and Jim Kenshalo started in 1-2-74 with the Bancroft Fire Protection Dist. The Rocky Mtn. News was their for the ceremony with pictures and a short story. I was one of the many on the Dept. that Gary helped become better drivers that were second to none, Gary was just a great teacher. I to will miss him.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for your kind words and thoughts for our Family. Know you all meant a lot to Dad and he was proud to work with you.

  • Jeff and Veronica

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. We wish you all the best..

  • Cindy & Kevin Keller

    My condolances to Jeff, Jackie and the entire Wood's family. May all the good memories warm your hearts and make you smile.

  • Rod Tyus

    I was lucky to work with Gary when I started my career in the fire service. He was my 1st engineer at Bancroft station 1. He was a true mentor, leader, and all around good person. I worked with Gary on the Rope Rescue Team and again what a mentor and leader. On calls Gary was the one individual you could count on. He always told me to use my common sense. I will miss good friend! RIP Gary Thoughts and Prayers are with Gary and his wonderful Family

  • Debbie Pickett

    Jackie, I am so sorry to read your dad passed away. My heart breaks for all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carol Bates

    Those of us who worked with Gary looked up to him. He was a man of integrity and was devoted to the fire service and his family. My thoughts and prayers are extended to Gary's family members during this time of great loss

    • Jeff Wood

      Thank you Carol for your kind words. My dad loved serving at the department and was a hard worker. I'm glad you got to work with him. We will miss him.

  • Gene Porter

    I worked with Gary at stations 9 and 12 for a long time. It was a joy to work with him in Morrison as he grew up there, so had a very n depth knowledge of the area. Some of the things he said over the years will stay with me forever. He was an incredible individual as well as an asset to everyone whose life he touched. He will be missed.

    • Jeff Wood

      Thank you Gene for your kind words. I'm glad you got to work with my Dad. He loved serving at the department. We will miss him.

  • John Quinn

    So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. We didn’t work together for many years before he retired but it was always a pleasure to spend a shift at the Morrison station with Gary. Jeff and I attended the same fire academy and I enjoyed getting to know him as well prior to his move to Laramie. Apple didn’t fall far from that tree. Good roots! Your family is in my prayers.

    • Jeff Wood

      Thank you John for your kind words. I do remember you from our Fire Academy back in the day. My dad did have a good influence on me and I enjoyed following in his footsteps and my time in the Fire Service. We will miss.

  • Steve Weathersby

    Gary was the best. Probably the number one engineer at the fire department in his time there. High level of integrity and honesty. I truely enjoyed the tume we worked together. He will be missed.

    • Jeff Wood

      Thank you Steve for your kind words. My dad loved working at the fire department and took pride in his driving skills and job as an engineer. I have fond memories of being a kid growing up around the firehouse and as an adult I cherished hearing his stories of his time there. We will miss him.


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