Judith Ellen Balch Meekins

Judith Balch Meekins Mar. 27,1944 - Oct. 7, 2012 Resident of Fremont Judith Balch Meekins, while worshipping as a family with just a piano and our voices, breathed her last breathe and stepped from this realm into eternity on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Judi of 68 years was born in Watsonville, California on March 27, 1944 to Jon and Marjorie Balch. Judi was married to Paul Meekins in 1962. They have been married for 50 years. She is preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Pipkin Balch. She is survived by her father, Jon Balch; sister, Jayne Eichblatt (husband: Bob Eichblatt); husband, Paul Meekins; daughter, Tara Meekins; son, Derek Meekins (wife: Kyra Meekins), daughter, Janae Meekins Valci (husband: Roger Valci) and her 5 grandchildren, Matthew, Jon, Taylor, Christian & Erin. She is also survived by her unofficial adopted children, Ralph Hahn (wife: Sarah Hahn, son: Dylan Hahn) and Linda Serrano. Besides being a full time mother and wife, she ministered to many people who came into her life. She taught Bible studies, led prayer meetings and was a woman of love, grace and kindness. She touched lives for eternity. She was the very fragrance of a life submitted to Christ. Judi's Celebration of Life service will be held at Harbor Light Church on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:00PM - 4760 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA.

Published in Inside Bay Area on Oct. 14, 2012