Wood, Ebba Karin, a 62 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2007. Born on March 26, 1912 in Forsa, Sweden, Ebba emigrated to the U.S. at the age of four and grew up in the Swedish community in Ballard, north of Seattle. In 1940, she set sail to work in Honolulu where she met a dashing young Naval Aviator, Mark Wood. They were married in Honolulu and were stationed in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 - a Day of Infamy. She was evacuated to the mainland and lived in Traverse City, Michigan during the War. After the War she and Mark settled down in Hermosa Beach and then in Manhattan Beach where she raised her family. Ebba was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church, and active in American Martyrs School. She was a Life Member of The Sandpipers. She enjoyed sewing, homemaking and sharing her Swedish heritage with her grandchildren. She and Mark had been married for 58 years at the time of his death in 1999. She is survived by her son, Mark (Sharon) Wood of Manhattan Beach, son, Scott (Jeannie) Wood of Manhattan Beach, daughter, Brita (James) Posedel of El Cajon, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Mark, her brother Eric Forsman, her sister Betty Paxson, parents, Brita and Peter Forsman, and by one grandchild, Brittany Karin Wood. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at American Martyrs Catholic Church, 624 Fifteenth Street, Manhattan Beach on Saturday August 25, 2007 at 10 am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Following the interment at Holy Cross, a reception will be held at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Martyrs Preschool (c/o American Martyrs Church, P.O. Box 1637, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266) or to The Sandpipers (P.O. Box 72, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 or online at www sandpipers.org).

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  1. Mark & Sharon, our family extends our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Scott and Jeannie, Mark and Sharon, We wish to express our sympathy to the family. I remember Ebba many years ago playing bridge with her and she was very special lady with grace and persaonality. She was a “Lady”. We do not live in Manhattan Beach for the past 10 months, we sold our 50 year resident and moved to Camarillo and loving it here. We hope and pray all are well, with you and your families. Love Jerry and Ilene Zins 1172 Itamo St. Camarillo, Ca. 93012

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