Susan Scripps Wood, an owner and former board chairwoman of Pioneer News Group, died Dec. 14, 2015, in her Mount Vernon home, the Skagit Valley Herald reported. She was 80.

Wood was the great-granddaughter of E.W. Scripps. She and husband Leighton P. Wood moved to Mount Vernon in 1964 when Scripps League hired Leighton as publisher of the Skagit Valley Herald. Susan had been chairwoman of Pioneer for 20 years.