April 12, 1942 - Jan 12, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Judith Arline (Croom) Whetstone was surrounded by family and friends as she passed peacefully from this life into the waiting arms of Jesus and her parents on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, after a long illness. She was born on April 12, 1942, in Oklahoma City, graduated from Northwest Classen HS in 1960, and attended Oklahoma State University. Judy was an artist, a pianist and sang beautifully! An executive secretary by profession, she worked at Kerr-McGee for 26 years, received her business degree in 1986 from UCO, and worked at OETA and the Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce until she retired in 2002. She married Bill on Feb. 14, 1998, and they had many good times and fun adventures together, such as gardening, travel, photography, NWC alumni activities and being with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack Jr & Dorothy Croom, of OKC. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; daughter, Laura, and grandson, Adam, of OKC; granddaughter, Jennifer (Chad), and great-granddaughter, Anna Grace, of Louisville, KY; aunt and uncle, Roland & AnnaBeth Croom, of OKC; her cat, Swanee; and many special cousins, friends and caregivers. Thank you so much for all you've done for Judy and for us. Judy attended and served at New Covenant Christian Church (12000 N. Rockwell Ave., OKC), and funeral services will be held there Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 1 p.m., with interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be at Hahn-Cook Street & Draper on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, Free to Live, NWC Alumni Association, or
. Judy was a precious lady who enjoyed people, places and things; she loved life and lived it to the fullest, and she will be greatly missed!
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 15, 2013