Official Website of the U.S. Marine Raider Association & Foundation

Select Page

Obituaries > SHERWOOD, HOMER W.

Homer Woody Warren Sherwood, 80, of Medford, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at Three Fountains Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Medford. No service is planned. Inurnment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marine Raider Association, c/o Jack Dornan, 704 Cooper Court, Arlington, TX 76011.

He was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Hallam, Neb., to Herman and Viola Sherwood. On Sept. 26, 1967, in Las Vegas, he married Ruth Jean Peterson, who survives. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 1978 from Inglewood, Calif.

Mr. Sherwood was an engineer and the director of quality control for Northrop in Hawthorne, Calif., for 29 years.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1940 to 1946.

Mr. Sherwood was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Steelhead Post in Shady Cove, Hawthorne Masonic Lodge F.M. and A.M. in Hawthorne, Calif., and was past president of the Marine Raider Association.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three sons, Neil Skip Sherwood, Hawthorne, Calif., Edward Roberts, Eagle Point, and Scott Roberts, Gardena, Calif.; a daughter, Nancy Purnell, Medford; three brothers, Barton, Houston, Roland, Wheatland, Wyo., and Jim, Newberg; three sisters, Ruth Robbins, Wheatland, Wyo., Betty Carey, Lander, Wyo., and Shirley Harrison, Hudson, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford.