Carolyn Renee Wood, 62, passed away suddenly in her home on Thursday, April 14th, 2022. Born on December 12th, 1959, Carolyn was raised in Glenview, Illinois, and enjoyed many years in Kailua, Hawaii, before settling down to start her family in Round Lake Heights, Illinois. Carolyn lived life to the fullest, enjoying the simple pleasures including gardening, reading, sitting outside on the patio, listening to 70s classics, and spending time with her friends and family.
Carolyn was the beloved daughter to Patricia Wood (nee Moore) and the late Walter Wood; the cherished sister to Joanne Wood, Tim Wood, and David (Jody Sedelsky) Wood; the “cool” aunt to Christopher Wood, Joshua (Kristine Cook) Wood, Daniel Wood, Kyleen (Wendell) Gordon, and Hannah Wood; the happy-go-lucky friend of many including her dear friend, Susan Sperling; and the most dope mother to Taylor (Kaylee) Ridiros, Alex (Cindy Hernandez) Ridiros, and Makena (Kodi Powers) Ridiros.
A celebration of life will be held in Carolyn’s honor in the summer of 2022. Details will be announced by the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate any desired funds towards the family’s fundraiser at: https://gofund.me/6853a7f4
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information, please contact the Funeral Home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Carolyn on her tribute wall.