Opal Lilas Williamson

b. 27 July 1911, d. 1 January 1990
  • Opal Lilas Williamson was born on 27 July 1911 in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.
  • She married Bonnie Griffin Wood Jr., son of Bonnie Griffin Wood and Annie Elizabeth Monk.
  • Bonnie Griffin Wood Jr. and Opal Lilas Williamson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. Other members of the household included Charles Richard Wood. Also in the household were Opal's children from an earlier marriage, Blanche (age 7) and Buddie (5) Strickland, and one male lodger. In 1935 the Woods and Stricklands were living in El Centro, California.
  • Bonnie Griffin Wood Jr. registered for the draft in 1942 in Clark County, Nevada, while living with his wife Opal in Las Vegas, and self-employed there.
  • Opal Lilas Williamson became a widow at the 6 November 1960 death of her husband.
  • The following appeared on 11 November 1960 in The San Diego Union: Bonnie Wood Sr. Services for Bonnie Griffin Wood Sr., 66, who died Sunday night at his home, 995 Jamacha Road, will be at 10 a.m. today in Paris Mortuary. Burial will be in Alpine Cemetery.
         Wood, a television technician, lived in San Diego County 13 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Cajon.
         Surviving are his widow, Opal; five sons, including Bonnie Jr., Elmer D. and James M., all of San Diego; a daughter, a stepdaughter, a stepson, and 13 grandchildren.
  • Opal Lilas Williamson died on 1 January 1990 at age 78 in San Diego County, California.
  • She was interred at Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, San Diego County, California.
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2014

Family: Bonnie Griffin Wood Jr. b. 28 January 1894, d. 6 November 1960