Barbara Treadwell Heenan passed to the lord Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Barbara “Bobbi” Heenan was born September 25, 1939, in Ocala, Fla., the daughter of Oris and Jobe Treadwell.
Bobbi was a North Georgia Council Master Judge, Design and Symposium Instructor, a member of the North Georgia Judges Council, Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas, Designer’s Judges Study Club and Carolina Atelier. She was also a Life Member of the National Garden Clubs, The South Atlantic Region and the Garden Clubs of South Carolina.
Bobbi had exhibited, taught and lectured on design for 27 years throughout the United States, South and Central America. She organized five garden clubs and held numerous offices on local, state, regional and National Garden Club boards. She had several articles published in The National Gardner and designs featured on the website of the Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas and several art museum websites.
Bobbi’s designs have been included in The Gourd Book, Floral Design Step by Step, Designing by Types and Design American Style, a World Association of Flower Arrangers book. She has been the Featured Sculptural Artist of the Black Creek Arts Council in South Carolina and exhibited her work at the Quinlin Art Museum in Gainesville and the University of Georgia Botanical Garden.
In 1997, Bobbi founded The Atelier, an advanced design study group, with designers from seven states who meet twice a year to study art, artists and “no holds barred” advanced creative design. This exciting, diverse group is in its sixteenth year and boasts six National Instructors among its membership.
In addition to her other activities, she enjoyed art work, needlepoint, antiquing, gardening and of course, creative design.
Survivors include her husband, Robert B. Heenan Jr., Jefferson; sons and daughter-in-laws, Christopher and Samantha Heenan, Wake Forest, N.C., and Greg and Erin Heenan, Cumming; grandchildren, Christina Heenan, Robert Heenan, Bailey Heenan, and Grayson Heenan.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m., in the Jefferson First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Laskey officiating. A visitation will be held after the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Jackson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 567, Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com