About Us | Wood
Family Funeral Service

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Wood Family Funeral Service was established in 1983 by Jerry and Barbara Wood, who faithfully served the community of Tehachapi until their retirement in 2007. Looking forward, our desire is to build on the strong relationships that have been forged in the past and to maintain the level of service and personal touch only a family-run operation can provide.
 
We consider it a privilege that you have selected us to assist you during one of your most difficult times, and we are dedicated to meeting the needs of the Tehachapi community for many years to come.

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Our Valued Staff

Sally  Periman Lawrence

Sally Periman Lawrence, Office Manager

Sally moved to Tehachapi in 1999 and began working for Wood Family Funeral Service in 2006. She holds the position of Office Manager and is certified as a funeral arrangement counselor. Sally is very involved in her church activities, as well as a variety of other interests. She enjoys participating in many of Tehachapi's community events and is active in the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce.


Dolly Johnson

Dolly Johnson, Arrangement Counselor

Dolly began working at Wood Family Funeral Service in December of 2012, answering what she felt was God’s call to serve her community. She is a certified arrangement counselor, notary, and crematory operator. In addition, she occasionally assists with events at The Woods Pavilion and other community business events. Dolly attends Tehachapi First Baptist Church, having previously served as Sunday School teacher and church hostess.


Kim Lemons

Kim Lemons, Administrative Support/Crematory Operator

Kim began her career at Wood Family Funeral Service in October 2014 and completed training as a crematory operator. With a background in accounting, Kim also handles insurance claims and provides valuable administrative support, helping to keep the office running smoothly.


Karissa Drucker

Karissa Drucker, Receptionist

Karissa joined the staff at Wood Family Funeral service in August 2016 as our receptionist and recently completed her training as an arrangement counselor. In addition to her duties at the Funeral Home, she provides assistance in many areas related to The Woods Pavilion. In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors with her two daughters.