Love, commitment and perseverance

Joe and LaVonne Wood shown here in 1966. They met in the 600 block of Sumner Avenue in Humboldt in 1954, and Joe waited outside 90 minutes to walk LaVonne home. Submitted photo.

Joe Wood became emotional and tears flowed from his eyes as he talked about his life experiences and his 51-plus year marriage to his late wife, LaVonne.
If you have casually strolled along the north sidewalk of the 600 block of Sumner Avenue in downtown Humboldt, perhaps you may have noticed a stunning, black marble bench in front of the El sol de Mexico Restaurant. Wood had the bench built as a tribute to his departed love, LaVonne, who passed away on Jan. 3.
You can’t talk to the 84-year-old Arkansas native very long without him telling you about how LaVonne was there with him over the years, the life they spent together and the experiences they shared.
Read the full story of Joe's heartfelt memories in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Like the Humboldt Newspapers on Facebook.

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