Mallory Bingham Hood passed away on May 7, 2008 with his children at his bedside after a short, unexpected illness.
He attended Santa Rosa High School where he was on the North Bay League Championship basketball and track teams. After attending Santa Rosa Junior College, he graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Accounting.
He graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar Association in December of 1957. He practiced Law for 50 years.
After graduating from Law School, he spent three years in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps and traveled the United States with his wife, Ardis.
His many professional accomplishments include teaching at the University of San Francisco School of Law for five years and acting as president of the Sonoma County Estate Planning Council, and of the Active 20-30 Club and officer of the Sonoma County Bar Association.
He was also active in the Sonoma County DeMolay and the Santa Rosa softball league where he pitched 25 winning games in a row with faithful catcher Herb Donaldson.
He worked in San Francisco from 1972-1991 and then returned to Santa Rosa where he worked the best years of his professional life with Bruce McKee, CPA.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Mallory Hood, and his father, Samuel Bingham Hood. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Ardis Hood; his son, Steven Hood, and his wife Gayle Hood and his grandson Steven Mallory Hood; his daughter, Shelli Hanks, and her husband, Stephen Hanks, and his grand daughters, Jaclyn, Allyson, Lindsey and Danielle Hanks; his son Shannon Hood and his grand daughter, Shelby Hood and his grandson, Shane Mallory Hood.
His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren grow and mature.
His support and guidance will be missed by all who loved him. A Celebration of Life service will be held this Saturday, May 31st, at the Wild Oak Saddle Club in Oakmont (550 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, 95409). Post time 1:00 pm. Private internment will be held at the Chapel of the Chimes. Donations can be made to the CYO Basketball c/o Kathy Donley: PO Box 2098, Santa Rosa, CA. 95405
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