MARYAN G. ATWOOD

Maryan G. Atwood Maryan G. Atwood, 77, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. She was a winter resident of Bonita Springs for the past 12 years, also calling Libertyville home. Maryan was born July 12, 1935 in Ludlow, Vt., the daughter of Leslie D. and Esther Marie (nee Kane) Goodall. A residential interior designer by profession, she received her diploma from the New York School of Interior Design in May 1975 and was first employed, in 1978-79, by Concord House, Gurnee. From 1979 until she retired in 1994, she was employed by ATI Carriage House, in Gurnee for two years and then in Skokie. She was a Registered Interior Designer licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, as well as an associate member of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She received the Ethan Allen Circle of Excellence Award in 1985, 86, and 87 and in 1992 was selected for Barons International Edition of Who's Who in Interior Design. Volunteer positions she held included Administrative Assistant, American Red Cross; Director, Junior American Red Cross hospital workers at Fort Jackson; Treasurer, Fort Benning Army Daughters Association; and treasurer, Fort Jackson Officer's Wives Club. Her hobbies included running, aerobics and reading. She won numerous age-group place awards in 10-kilometer and 5 kilometer road races in Illinois, as well as two 2nd place age group awards in the 2000 and 2001 Beach-to-Beacon 10K races in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She was a member of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Running Club, the Chicago Area Runners Club and the Maine Historical Society. She was a charter member of the World War II Memorial Society. Mrs. Atwood is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Thomas W.W. Atwood; her beloved daughters, Linda (Michael Collins) Atwood of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Susan (William) Jardine of Killdeer; her sister, Judith (Steve) Lauer of Matthews, N.C.; five cherished grandchildren, Stephen, David (Mary Lou), Katherine, Molly and Matthew; and great-grandson, Roland. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward S. Atwood. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m., at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Trail South, Bonita Springs, Fla. Relatives and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. For information, call 239-992-4982.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 21, 2012