Judy Anne (Chabot) Royal went to heaven surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Judy was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in August 2015. With constant care from her daughter, Collette Royal, Judy fought cancer with beauty, dignity and an unending optimism which was an inspiration to all.
Judy was born on September 16, 1945 at Mercy Hospital, the 2nd child of Collette Celestine (Callais) Chabot and Virgil James Chabot. Judy attended East Bakersfield High and graduated in 1963. She went on to receive her Masters Degree and following her teaching career of over 20 years, she worked as a vice-principal, Principal, & Assistant Superindendent.
Her life focus was love,development and education of children. Her family was her world & she thrived on the service to others.
Judy was "Grandma Judy" to over 150 of her daughter, Collette's foster kids. Judy is preceded in death by her husband Robert "Bob" Royal, son James Royal, and daughter Jennifer Royal. She is survived by her sister Virginia "Ginger" Chabot-Weeks, daughter Collette Royal, grandchildren: James Byron Royal, Michael Bryson Royal, William Pike Kleier, Mitchell Loren Kleier, Collette Celestine Kleier, & Callais Anne Kleier.
Graveside services:this Friday, Feb.12, 1:00 at Greenlawn Cemetary, 3700 River Boulevard.
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