Judith J. Watson
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AGE: 70 • Seaford
Judith Jeskey Watson, age 70, of Seaford, Delaware passed away peacefully February 15, 2014 after a one year battle with cancer. Judy was born April 22, 1941 in Memphis, TN to the late Harold and Margaret Jeskey. After graduating from Highland Park High School, Judy enrolled at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where she met the love of her life on her first day of their freshmen year. Upon graduation with a degree in Elementary Education, Judy married Richard N. Watson in 1965 and they continued their education at the University of Illinois where she received a Masters in Education. Upon graduation, Richard and Judy moved to Wilmington, Delaware where Judy was a Sunday School Coordinator, a stay at home mom and in later years, a teacher. Judy was involved in several community groups including Mt. Olivet Church bell choir, AAUW, and Seaford Historical Society. She is predeceased by her loving husband Dr. Richard Watson. Judy is survived by her three daughters, Andrea W. Steckline and her husband, Chris, Ashley N.W. Harris and her husband, Dave, Amanda W. Clewis and her husband, Martin. She was affectionally known as Grandmommy to Ryan, Carly, Ryley, Chase, Kyla, Mason, Jaden, and Ava. She is also survived by her sister, Jan Jeskey. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Mt. Olivet UMC Church, 315 High Street, Seaford, Delaware at 1PM. Visitation will be from 12-1. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Olivet UMC, Prayer Garden 315 High Street, Seaford, Delaware 19973 or Seasons Hospice Foundation 8537 Solution Center, Chicago, IL 60677.
To send condolences, visit:
Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Published in The News Journal from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2014