Judith “Judy” Allison Bibo Nevens, 67, passed away on November 30, 2020 with her family near her side at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.
A celebration of life will be held in her memory at a later date.
She was born June 27, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to William “Bill” and Margaret “Marne” Bibo.
She attended James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Illinois from 1968-1971 and continued her education in nursing at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL.
Judy worked on the maternity unit at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL for 18 years from approximately 1971-1989 starting as a candy striper, then becoming a nursing assistant. In 1989, she started a new career as an interior decorator at Sherwin Williams where she accelerated to store manager after a few years.
Judy and Robert “Bob” Nevens were married for 34 years from October 20, 1973 until 2007. They raised their family in Hoffman Estates, Elgin, and Carpentersville, IL with their son and daughter, Matthew and Amy.
In 2009, Judy and Alan “Al” Malarski, started a life together and Judy joined Alan at LINAL Logistics. After Al’s passing in 2013, Judy continued as the president of the company for seven more years until she sold the company and retired June 2020. Then, she drove across the country from Illinois to Colorado, then from Colorado to Maryland for a long stay with her daughter and son before settling in her new home in Sarasota, Fl.
She enjoyed traveling, cooking, spending time with family, playing Scrabble and Words with Friends and dancing. She loved music, especially live performances, entertaining family and friends, classic movies, and dogs.
Judy is survived by her sisters Kathy Bibo Hensley and Annie Bibo Murphy; brother William “Billy” Bibo; son and his spouse, Matt and Erica Nevens; daughter and her spouse, Amy and Simon Nevens Fresquez; and 3 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that instead consider a donation to your favorite charity.