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Byron L. Wood
Byron Lee Wood, a former Davis resident, died unexpectedly at his Folsom home Feb. 6,
2004. He was 57.
Born Dec. 19, 1946, in Lake Park, Iowa, he grew up in Davis, graduating with the Davis
High School class of 1964. He earned his bachelor's degree in geography from San
Francisco State College in 1969. In 1977 he received his master's degree in geography
from UC Berkeley, where he went on to become a doctoral candidate.
For the past 22 years, he was employed by the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field,
where he specialized in remote sensing. He was a lecturer in remote sensing at both Cal
and UC Davis from 1978 to 1987. He also authored numerous publications related to
He was a member of the American Society of Photogrammerty and Remote Sensing (Northern
California Chapter board member from 1984-85), Association of American Geographers and the
Latin American Society of Remote Sensing.
Throughout his education and busy career, he remained an avid Cal Bears fan.
He is survived by his wife, Herlinda Acevedo, son, Nathaniel C. Wood of San Jose, and
parents, Clifford and Dorothy Wood of Folsom.
At the request of his family, no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to: the Acevedo-Wood Trust for
Nathaniel C. Wood, care of Wells Fargo Bank, 1250 Lincoln Ave., San Jose CA 95125.
Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 13, 2004, (Yolo
County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis
Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616, <http://www.davisenterprise.com/>
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