Judith Lynn (Geoghegan) Jett (1946 - 2018)

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    - Cliff Richardson
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Judith Lynn Geoghegan Richardson Jett, 71, of Cox's Creek, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at U of L Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1946, in Louisville, earned her bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Kentucky, and attended the University of Louisville Law School.
After graduation, she was requested to be a law school professor the next semester. She attended Yale University Law School, studying for Advanced LLM degree, and was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship and a fellowship to Cornell University to study Japanese culture, where she was able to live in Japan during that time. She was legal consultant for the Turtle Mountain Tribe of Chippewa in North Dakota, and served as a volunteer fire fighter for the city of Brandenburg, dean of students for St. Catherine College, and was a certified instructor for graduated drivers licensing in the state of Kentucky.
She was a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of PATH Coalition, Smoke-Free-Kentucky, Kentucky Bar Association, Democratic Women's Club, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, former member of Boston Christian Church, and current member of Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church in Lexington, where she serves on the session.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wade Franklin Richardson II; her father, John Hollan Geoghegan; and a brother, John "Johnny" Hollan Geoghegan.
She is survived by her husband, Shelby C. Jett, of Cox's Creek; five children, Wade F. "Trey" Richardson III and Hollyn (Rob Karlen) Richardson, both of Louisville, Shelby K. (Katie) Jett, of Pewee Valley, Samuel "Sam" C. (Melissa) Jett, of Independence, and Stephen Jett, of Lexington; her mother, Fern Marie Parrish Geoghegan, of Boston; nine grandchildren, Lily Jane "Jayna" Karlen, Nolan Jett, Simon Jett, Stella Jett, Abbie Jett, Nora Kate Jett, George Jett, Sturgill Jett, and Micah Jett; brother, Terry L. Geoghegan of Bardstown; cousins, Stewart (Ella Mae) McClaskey, Allen (Linda) McClaskey, Marcia (Minor) Harmon, Jane (John) Swarts, Elise Hogan Everett, Steve Mathews, Landon Mathews, Ginger Derekson, Martha "Myrt" Geoghegan, Len Geoghegan, and Diana (Mike) MacDonald; and numerous dear nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Richardson Cemetery in Midway, in Meade County.
Visitation will be noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 11, and 9-11 a.m. Monday, March 12, at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church in Lexington or Boston Christian Church or .
Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Kentucky Standard on Mar. 13, 2018
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