Melvin G. Wood, 94, a former mayor of Clearfield, died Thursday in a Salt Lake hospital.
Mr. Wood was born in Clearfield in 1897. He served as mayor six years, and it was during his term that the first street lights were installed in the city.Mr. Wood was general manager at Smith Canning Co. in addition to operating his own construction company, Melwood, and Norge Cleaning. A civic leader, Mr. Wood was active in the Kiwanis Club.
He farmed a portion of his father's original farm in the Clearfield area, and with his interest in gardening, his home there was considered a showplace in the city.
A son-in-law of Mr. Wood, Gayle Stevenson, Layton, is Davis County Commission chairman; a second son-in-law, Stan Smoot, is former mayor of Centerville and ran for governor.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the Clearfield LDS Stake Center, 935 S. State. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Salt Lake 14th LDS Ward, 142 W. 200 North, Salt Lake City, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Clearfield Ward. Burial will be in the Clearfield City Cemetery.