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About Us


About Wood Funeral Home & Crematory

The caring and experienced professionals at Wood Funeral Home & Crematory are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our website.

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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with a broad depth of funeral and cremation experience. We will answer all your questions regarding your options for funeral and cremation services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.


Our History

Wood Funeral Home was originally started as the Dinwoody Funeral Home in 1911 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Jack A. Wood, Sr. bought the business and moved to Idaho Falls with his family in 1925. It was located at the time on the corner of Broadway and the Yellowstone Highway. He moved the business to its current location on Elm Street & North Ridge in 1928. Our funeral home is still wholly owned and operated by the Wood family.

Jack A. Wood, Sr. was born and raised in Murray, Utah. He married Blanche Jenkins, whose father owned Jenkins Mortuary in Murray. He went into business with his father-in-law in the early 1920's. Wanting to establish a firm for the support of his own family, Jack decided to move to Idaho Falls when the opportunity to purchase Dinwoody Funeral Home became available.

Jack & Blanche had four children, the eldest of whom, Jack Jr. was born while they were in Utah.  He came with his parents to Idaho Falls and was later joined by a brother, Ralph, a sister, Annette, and another brother, Robert.

Jack and Ralph both decided to go into funeral service and received their training at the San Francisco Mortuary College. They both served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then joined their father in the business in the late 1940's.

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Annette, Robert, Jack Jr., Jack Sr., and Ralph

Ralph's eldest son, Marlowe, and Jack's eldest son, Jon, joined them in the 1970's, after completing their schooling at San Francisco Mortuary College. In 1991 Marlowe left to work in Indiana and Jack's son-in-law, Clay Jensen, joined us until early 2005.

In 2002, an additional facility was opened on the east side of Idaho Falls. Construction was completed at 963 South Ammon Road that August and it has been very helpful to have a location more convenient for those in Ammon, Iona, Shelton, Lincoln, Milo, Ririe, Swan Valley, and other areas.

Jack Jr., passed away July 4, 2005, and Ralph passed away January 12, 2010.  Both are greatly missed.

In May 2006, Jon's eldest son, Brian, graduated from the mortuary sciences program at Mesa Community College in Arizona and returned to Idaho Falls to rejoin us in carrying on the family tradition of funeral service.

Changes come about - often as a natural and expected part of life (as we well know), but the tradition of compassion and caring that we have nurtured at Wood Funeral Home will always be the same.

The Wood Family's commitment to helping families will endure forever.

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Jack A. Wood Sr. and Blanche Jenkins Wood

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Jack A. Wood Sr. and Blanche Jenkins Wood

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Ralph M. Wood and Margaret Packer Wood

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Jack A. Wood Jr. and Marjorie Heileson Wood

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Jon A. Wood and Tamara Hulet Wood

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Brian J. Wood andKayla Belliston Wood

Idaho Falls
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273 North Ridge Avenue
| Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Tel: 1-208-522-2751
| Fax: 1-208-522-5413

| wood@woodfuneralhome.com

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Ammon
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963 South Ammon Road
| Ammon, ID 83406
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Tel: 1-208-522-2992
| Fax: 208-542-0307

| wood@woodfuneralhome.com

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