Blanchardville - HILARY J. WOOD, age 73, passed away peacefully on 20 May 2013 at her home after a short battle with cancer.
Hilary was born in Belgaum, India in 1939, the daughter of Col. Gerald Sanders and Cicely (Wilson) Sanders. She attended Nursing School in Bristol, England, where she later worked as a nurse. While in Bristol, she met and married Peter Wood. Their journey together would later take them back to India, where they helped bring safe drinking water to rural India. They then moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she further developed her skills in the ancient art of Batik. In 1979 they moved to a farm in Blanchardville, which further expanded her appreciation for nature; animals, plants and birds. In the later part of her life she enjoyed helping people at hospice and as a companion to the elderly.
She is survived by her children; Joe, Sarita (Paul), and Heidi; her grandchildren Kira, Aaron, and Christopher; and her sister Marion (Roderick). She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter; and her son, Chris; and her sister, Claire.
The family would like to thank all the friends and neighbors for all their support, kindness and love during this time. A gathering of remembrance for Hilary will be held for family and friends in the near future.
We would also like to thank Monroe Clinic Hospice and Brooke for the exceptional care they provided our mother.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Monroe Clinic Hospice, 515 22nd Ave., Monroe, WI 53566 or Second Harvest Foodbank of Madison, 2802 Dairy Dr., Madison, WI 53718.