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Julia Harting "Judy" Keelin(1918 – 2012)

Judy Keelin passed away on November 30, 2012. She was born January 19, 1918, in Elwood, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University. In 1942 she volunteered for duty in World War II with U.S. Navy as a Wave. Judy was selected for top secret duty under the Pentagon as a code-breaker. She was part of the team who broke the German and Japanese codes.
She married Thomas W. Keelin in July, 1947. They moved to La Jolla in 1949 where she actively engaged in community service. Judy helped organize the University of San Diego Auxiliary and served as President for two years; helped organize and served as Dean of the Invisible University of the University of San Diego (La Jolla group); and served as Chairman of the Jewel Ball and President of Las Patronas. She later became a top-producing realtor with the Willis M. Allen Company.
Judy was predeceased by her husband, Thomas W. Keelin (1903-1976), and sister, Nancy Harting Woltman (1930-2008). Judy is survived by her only child, Thomas W. Keelin III, his wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Ryan, Patrick and Kristen; niece, Susan Woltman (Scott) Tietjen; nephew, David (Jane) Woltman and their children, Jake and Nicole; and by Susan's and David's father, Richard Woltman.
Services will be held on December 11, 2012, at 10am at Mary, Star of the Sea Church.
Donations in Judy's honor may be made to the University of San Diego, Attn: Annual Giving, 5998 Alcala Park, DAC 228, San Diego, CA 92110 or to Las Patronas, P.O. Box 1888, La Jolla, CA 92038.
Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/obituaries/lajollalight.
Published in La Jolla Light on Dec. 13, 2012
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