Barbara Jane Atwell, 85, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband at her side on June 12, 2021. Born October 11, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Harry & Magdalena Price. She graduated from Bay Ridge High School and earned her R.N. Degree at Brooklyn Hospital School of Nursing. She was married to fellow Brooklynite Willard (Bill) Larson from 1956-1971 and together they raised their family in Montgomery County MD. In 1981, she married Leo Atwell and the couple moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1984.
Wherever she lived, Barbara continued practicing the nursing career she loved, working at Holy Cross Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Walter Reed Oral Surgery, Shady Grove Adventist and later Grand Strand Hospital.
In retirement, Barbara became an avid yard sale shopper with her good friend, Joanie DiLorenzo and enjoyed mailing "goodie boxes” to her grandchildren, much to their delight. She enjoyed life’s simple pleasures and cherished time with family above all else. Barbara always saw the good in people and was a loving and supportive friend and family member.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Leo Atwell; as well as her three children, Debra (James) Main, Denise (Timothy) Gray, David (Amy) Larson; sister, Linda (Robert) Russman; cousins, Cecelia Monat Taylor, Jessica Monat, Gladys Walker, and Irene McMullen; nieces, Susan (Stan) Radcliffe Brown and Lynne Radcliffe; step-daughters Susan (William) Atwell and Sandra (Kevin) Crye; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at St. Philip Lutheran Church on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am. Gifts in Barbara’s memory may be sent to St. Philip Lutheran Church, 6200 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, SC 29752.
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