Charlotte Stevenson Hood of Wyndmoor, PA., died at Chestnut Hill Hospital on Sunday, August 5. She was 86 years old.
The daughter of George Stevenson 2nd and Annette Parke Stevenson of Philadelphia, Mrs. Hood spent 32 years as a top producing real estate salesperson with Emlen Wheeler (now Berkshire Hathaway, Fox & Roach). She was an award winning needlepointer as well as a school teacher.
Stevenson graduated from Springside School (now Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) in 1950 and went on to attend Wheelock College and the University of Pennsylvania. She served on the Board of Directors of Springside and was president of the Alumni Association.
Mrs. Hood appeared on several nationally televised game shows including Sale of the Century (on which she was a four-day champion) and Jeopardy.
Her artful needlepoint graces multiple churches in the United States including St. Martin’s-in-the-Field in Chestnut Hill, All Saints Episcopal Church in Bay Head, NJ and the chapel in Birney, Mont. Her particular favorite was The Anglican Church in St. Bartholomew in the French West Indies. She stitched everything from altar frontals, kneelers and lecterns to the Bishop’s Chair.
Mrs. Hood taught 4th grade at Springside for many years and drove the bus. She met her future husband, Clifford, in the Savoy Company in 1955 where she was an alto in the chorus and he was the lead tenor. They were married on June 28, 1958.
Mrs. Hood was active in many associations including the Florence Crittenton Association and was on the board of the Jane D. Kent St. Nicholas Day Care Association.
She is survived by her husband, Clifford C. R. Hood, and her children, Christianna T. Hood of New York City and C. Charles R. Hood Jr. of Treviso, Italy. She has two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Friday, September 14, 4 p.m. at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane. The Officiant will be her old friend, the Right Reverend V . Gene Robinson, retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire.