The sounds of classical music served as a soundtrack for laughter and tears as the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to Helen Steineker, manager of the MSO for 26 years.
The memorial service Saturday at the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts drew hundreds of people to honor Steineker, who died in December. She was 60.
The program at times seemed like more of a concert than a memorial service, with song selections from Bach, Massenet and Beethoven. In between, guest speakers told stories of reflection and humor about Steineker.
Just received my copy of 'Forever Blue'. A great read about one of our most storied student, coach, and alumnus, Bill Moseley (Class of 1941). Dust off the old memories of yester-year in Montgomery and enjoy the stories straight from Coach Moseley as he dictates them to his son Willie G Moseley (Class of 1968).
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Beloved Leader of J.M. Wood
J.M. Wood Auction Co. Inc. — a 40-year-old Montgomery, Ala., fixture that's now among the largest auction firms in the country — lost its beloved leader, Brenda Wood, on Dec. 22.
A Montgomery native (and great-great-granddaughter of Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes) Mrs. Wood graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and earned a home economics degree at Auburn before she met her husband, the late Malcolm Wood. He had grown up in west Montgomery, selling produce door-to-door for his family farm, which raised fruit, vegetables and cattle.
Together the pair founded J.M. Wood. Mrs. Wood handled the books and the office while her husband hit the road to meet contractors and farmers to see what equipment they needed for jobs and to see what they wanted to sell or trade.