November 20, 1920 - December 2, 2013

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Obituaries » IOLA G. ATWOOD

ATWOOD, IOLA GRACE, 93, of Duxbury, passed away in the comfort of her family at Fletcher Allen Health Care on December 2. Born in Moretown Nov. 20, 1920, she was the daughter of the late George and Grace (Maxwell) Bruce. On July 3, 1942, she married Everett F. Atwood in Montpelier. Everett predeceased Iola on Nov. 27, 2010. Iola was a 1938 graduate of Montpelier High School and following her marriage was happy and busy as a homemaker and raising her family. Iola and Everett were longtime residents and mainstays in the town of Duxbury. She spent her life in service and caring for the ones that she loved; her parents until their passing and then each of her sisters. A believer in creating all meals from scratch, she was an avid gardener and consummate cook. She served the town of Duxbury as a justice of the peace, was a member of the Board of Civil Authority and was a town auditor. Her memberships included the Busy Bees Christmas Club, the Dillingham Grange 281, the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 and the Northeast Fiddlers Association. In her leisure time she enjoyed writing poetry, playing bingo, and was a collector of all things elephants. Iola is loved and mourned by her children Stephen Atwood and wife, Rae, of Essex Junction, Patricia Sherman and husband, Rodney, of Duxbury, Raymond Atwood and companion, Carol Ward, of Bradford, and Angela Zwonik and husband, Bob, of Colchester; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Iola was predeceased by two sons, Douglas Atwood and Richard Atwood; a brother, Harold Bruce; and three sisters, Madge Rollins, Margarite Russell and Nadine Richardson.

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