Sunee Wood Obituary, Death – We are deeply saddened to inform you of the death of our beloved Sunee, who died far too soon as a result of a rare and aggressive pneumonia. On July 29, 1993, in Ogden, Utah, Dr. John R. and Bonnie D. Wood gave birth to her. Sunee lived up to her nickname. She was the most visible light in the room. Her personality, glow, and, most importantly, love would captivate and impress others. She was gorgeous on the inside and out. Sunee graduated from Weber High School in 2012. She continued her education at the University of Utah, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and received a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication. She was a die-hard Ute fan.
Sunee liked her waitressing job because both customers and coworkers liked her. She has worked and managed at several restaurants, including Brio in Salt Lake City, LTH in Oceanside, CA, and Slackwater most recently (SLC). It’s nearly impossible to summarize someone as incredible as Sunee. She gave her love freely and sincerely. Spending time with her was truly unique. She was completely amusing! She would do absurd dances, tell stupid jokes, and sing loudly. She had the loudest laugh/jaunt/yell in the room, and by the end of the night, she was frequently hoarse. Everything improved when Sunee arrived. In everything she did, she was completely herself.
Sunee was a natural athlete. He is a true all-around athlete both on and off the field. She excelled at softball and soccer in high school. Sunee was prone to mishaps, despite her athletic abilities, and bore the scars to prove it. Sunee enjoyed being outside and snowboarding (even though she always complained that her hands were too cold). Sunee was a wonderful person who truly cared about others. She had a vicious right hook and was a badass. She was strong but gentle, and she wasn’t afraid to defend herself.
Sunee’s parents struggle to express how much she meant to them. They were almost touching. Sunee shared everything with them, and they were always there for her. She and her niece Amiya shared many interests. “Sunee always encouraged me to be myself, and she made me feel happy and safe,” Amiya explained. Sunee was a dedicated dog mother, and John John was her entire universe. They were madly in love. This tragic occurrence serves as a stark reminder of what is truly important. Sunee taught us to live in the present moment and to enjoy life to the fullest. In her death, she taught us to cherish the people we care about and to never take our time with them for granted. She will always be a bright spot in her family’s lives. Sunee, you will be greatly missed.
Sunee’s parents, Dr. John and Bonnie Wood, and siblings Bridger Wood, Chelsea (Oliver) Levenson, Jace (Nafeesa) Nelson, Jaime (Josh) Wood, Kim (Travis) Lindsey, Shannon (Josh) Smith, and Shelly (Steve) Porter survive her. Her uncles are Brett (Dorothy) Dean, Kirk (Leigh) Dean, and Lorl (Dixon) Kapple, and her cousins are Annika, Conrad, Dean, Dylan, Katelyn, and Korl. She had a large social circle and seven nephews and nieces. Sunee’s grandparents, Harvey and Mary Wood, as well as her uncle Roger (Sheila) Wood, died before her.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 8th, at 7 p.m. at The River View Ranch, 5800 Adams Ave Pkwy, Washington Terrace, UT, 1/2 mile south of Ogden Regional Hospital on the west side of the street. There will be a viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the celebration. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Weber/Davis.