Rest in Peace, Krissy.
This page is dedicated to
the memory of Krissy Wood, Ronnie's first wife.
Krissy, a lovely, caring woman
"who always put in extra appearances when babies were involved,"
will be much missed.
Krissy and Ron were married from 1971-1978.
They are Jesse's parents.
Krissy was 57 years old. She passed away on June 11, 2005.
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I met Krissy in 1975 at a party in
London, she was sitting with Keith Richards and they both very drunk were
laughing histerically, we got to talking and she introduced me to Ronnie and
Keith, I have never had such a good night in my life, if was absolutely classic,
just joking and drinking, talking about life and so on. She was so full of life
and at that time seemed very much in love with Ron as he did with her and
content. Keith was very fond of her, they got on like a house on fire. Just
real, normal people, she was so lovely, so beautiful and passionate and it is a
great shame that her life was cut short so early. I think that she never really
got over her split from Ronnie and that she was broken for many years. Rest in
peace Krissy. You will be sadly missed.
--Neil, from London
I forget the year but the Birds were playing at the Marquee and I knew Krissy from sitting in the wimpy bar and drinking cups of coffee and occasionally giving one another a purple heart, she was a little older than me had a lovely smile and was a real mod chick. After the show she said I will marry him one day. He smiled at her a lot during the show.
Later I met her again when as a journalist I interviewed Ron and spent time with him and the Faces, one of the best bands ever and probably the best live band next to the Stones and Otis Redding Iíve heard. A beautiful and gracious women. You have a cherished place in my heart.
Mark Brixton Plummer.
TO JESSE AND RONNIE AND FAMILY
IN MEMORY OF A BEAUTIFUL LADY
MOTHER WIFE AND FRIEND TO MANY. I DID NOT KNOW KRISSIE BUT AM VERY SAD TO HEAR
OF HER PASSING . AS A FAN OF RONNIE'S SINCE THE EARLY 70S I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED
HER, AS SHE WAS RONNIE'S WIFE. BE STRONG JESSE YOUR MUM WILL ALWAYS BE CLOSE
TO YOU. RONNIE PLEASE HANG IN THERE I CANT IMAGINE HOW YOU MUST FEEL. PLEASE
STAY OFF THE BOOZE, FOR JESSE KRISSIE, AND OF COURSE FOR YOUR FAMILY.
I'M PRAYING FOR YOU ALL
It's been a long time (has to be around 1963-64!) since my
buddy Keith Burns and I used to hang out with Krissy Findlay. She was at Gregg
Grammar when we were at Ealing Grammar. Also I was friends with her brother,
Ian. Those were crazy days. So sad to hear about Krissy's passing, I
remember her then for her young innocence, her stunning beauty and, of course,
that striking blonde hair - you could always pick her out of a crowd from a
distance. We all went our own ways, lost touch, and I was devastated to read of
her early death. I hope she has found peace.
My thoughts go out to her family,
--Phil Harrison Calgary, Canada
Dear Ronnie and family,
A had a lump in my chest when I read of the sad passing of Krissy.
I met Krissy in the early 60ís when she was Krissy Findlay.
We had a couple of dates and went to the Crawdaddy in Richmond, but I am afraid that Eric took priority over me!
She was a lovely vibrant and beautiful young lady and I always thought she was one of the most beautiful people I had ever seen.
Fortunately for me, I met my beautiful wife in the late 60ís and we are still together today, but it does not stop me feeling very sad for the loss of such a lovely lady.
--Michael Moore, Walton-on-Thames, UK
I remember Krissy from our school days -
she was such a nice person - May she rest in peace -
--Ninette, Chichester, West Sussex. UK
I went to school with Krissy; she was my
best friend there. I went out with her brother Ian.
Krissy was the most beautiful person I'd ever met. So many girls were so envious of her--and so they should be.
She was amazing. How could anyone so beautiful and caring die? We will meet when it is time to meet my maker.
--Stephanie Anne Chamberlaine, ex-wife of Ken Hensley, of Uriah Heep
Hi there. I used to work at Cedars Health & Leisure Club in
Richmond where Krissy was a member who visited almost every day. I worked on
reception so I got to chat to her quite often; I have to agree she was the
loveliest lady, so calm & friendly. I remember once asking her what her secret
was to having no lines around her eyes and how she kept her skin so lovely, and
she advised me to drink 2 litres of water a day. That was back in '04 and I've
been doing it ever since...It works...God Rest Krissy's soul; I know she'll be
extremely missed forever.
I was not born when Ronnie and Krissy were married. In fact, I
was born eleven years later, but so what? I have heard about it many times
from my lovely father where he has tell me about Rolling Stones. And
Kirssy must have ben such a lovely person. And if Ronnied loved her, well,
she must have been something special. . .
--Amanda Svedberg, Lidkoping, Sweden
The world owes a major debt to Krissie Wood. Without her,
there probably would be no Rolling Stones as we know them today. According to
all reports, it was Krissie who brought Keith back to the Wood home from a
London nightclub and hooked him up with Ronnie. The result was "It's Only Rock
and Roll", Ronnie's first solo album, and then the invitation for Ronnie to join
the Stones. If not for her, the Stones might have broken up when the Faces did,
and we would all be poorer... Krissie Wood was the inspiration for such great
Ronnie love songs as "Mystifies Me" and "Breathe on Me". She is gone now, but
her inspiration is still with us.
--Eric Hamburg, Los Angeles
A beautiful woman and a beautiful soul. May she rest in
peace and enjoy her new life in a better world. We miss you Krissy!
--Julie Burton, West Demoines, Iowa
Dear Ron, Sorry to hear of Krissie's passing, our thoughts and
hearts are with you at this time, be brave, our love is with you always.
--Sean Mulroy, Australia
Krissy Wood gave all of herself to Ronnie during his frantic
stones/ faces/solo periods of recording music. We still can listen to
those songs and albums to remember and understand her as a source of
inspiration. Her Son is Jesse Wood who often plays guitar with his dad.
Jesse is a wholesome, healthy young man who was raised in the care of Krissy.
Krissy and Ronnie are grandparents to their son Jesse's son, Arthur. Our
thoughts are with you..
--Danny O, Long Beach, California
Mr Wood and family,
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to you. When I read of Krissy's crossing, my thought immediatley went out to Jesse.
The loss of a parent is devastating and makes one fell totally lost and alone.
Jesse, when something reminds you of your mother, as hard as it may be, smile. . .and know that she is with you. She's in your heart and she's part of your soul forever. I believe that our loved ones send us signs from time to time so when you're thinking of her, she's thinking of you and may those times see you through your life.
Ronnie, I've not experienced first hadn the type of loss
you're going through, but I would be truly saddened if I were to lose my
ex-husband. I pray that God gives you the strength and courage to help
Jesse in the days ahead. I know that your love your children with every
ounce of your being, and I'm sure it must break your heart knowing what Jesse is
oging through. Be gentle on yourself.
May Krissy Wood rest in peace forever.
love and light,
--Sherri, Carmel Indiana
Cradled in the arms of the Heavenly Hosts,
we'll be seeing Krissy soon..
Look for and remember the good experiences and forget this world's troubles.
--Duano, los angeles
Deepest sympathy for the loss of
this beautiful soul.
Be strong Ronnie.
--Craig R, southern California
I was so sorry to hear of Krissy Wood's death. She died too
--Bob Lebzelter, Conneaut, Ohio
Rest in peace. May your love offer support to those you left behind. Remember, "Madame O had nothing on you"!
I would like to say to Ronnie Wood and the
family of Krissy Wood I'm deeply sorry for your loss and your pain.
--Larry Letts, Marquette, Michigan