Obituary: Mary Barbara Nauman Coleman Konrad
Mary Barbara Nauman Coleman Konrad a long time Darien resident also of Jupiter Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by various family and friends on January 25, 2014, after complications from a stroke. Mary would have been 80 on February 21, 2014.
Mary was the daughter of the late Dr. Ralph Waldo and Barbara Nauman of Western Springs, IL. Mary went to University of Colorado Boulder and went on to receive a degree in Elementary Education from Illinois Wesleyan.
Mary is survived by her devoted partner Robert A. Gray of Jupiter, FL; her sister Patricia Nauman of NY,NY; her loving daughter Stephanie Patryce Coleman (Stef) of Sausalito, CA; her loving son Fletcher Bennett Coleman III (Bennett) of Plymouth, VT; her grandchildren Lindsey and Ben Coleman, who so affectionately called her Farmore which means father's mother.
Mary is preceded in death by her brother George Nauman; and her first husband, Fletcher Bennett Coleman Jr.
Mary had a great sense of humor and loved a good story. She loved to travel and would go out of her way to visit friends all over the country. She and Bob frequently went to Las Vegas, Canada and spent a month traveling through France.
Once a year she would meet up with her Lions Township High School friends from all over the country. She also loved to visit Stef, thinking nothing of a weekend visit to California!
Mary also spent a lot of time in Vermont with Bennett, Jennifer and her grandchildren, snowmobiling, hiking, playing paddle, golf and camping on Lake George. Mary was up for anything at anytime.
Mary has been a member of the Tokeneke Club since 1976, where she was always on the tennis court and windsurfing. She was also a member of Silvermine Golf Club, where she and her friends taught themselves to play golf and where Mary got a hole in one. Mary continued to play golf at her home course in Jonathans' Landing, where she also played, and frequently won, duplicate bridge weekly with Bob.
Mary enjoyed her life to the fullest, adoring her time with friends and family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.