November 24th, 1939 - December 9th, 2013
Judith Butler Johnson Schweikert (Judi) passed away on Dec. 9, 2013, in Park City, having just turned 74. She was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Laconia, NH to Carl and Florence Johnson (née Dunningham). She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Daniel Schweikert; their three children: Eric, Karl, and Kristen Schweikert Humphrey; and their five grandchildren: Anne, Edward, Margaret, George, and Alden.
After growing up in Winthrop, MA, Judi graduated from Smith College in 1961 with a BA in English. She married Dan on Aug. 12 of that year, and moved to Mystic, CT, where she taught high school English. After Eric was born, she taught part time and studied English at the Univ. of RI, earning an MA in 1966.
After graduation, Judi and Dan moved to Berkeley Hgts., NJ. Karl and Kristen were born in the area. For several years Judi was primarily a mom, volunteering for organizations like the Masterwork Chorus, AAUW, and the League of Women Voters-the AAUW book sale was a favorite event of the kids.
The family moved to Colo. Spgs., CO, in 1980. Judi taught English part-time at Pikes Peak Community College. She also sang in the CS Chorale and volunteered for the CS Fine Arts Center, becoming head of the FAC volunteers. The CS Gazette covered her FAC going-away luncheon, which was attended by 75 people.
In 1988 the family moved to San Jose, CA, where Judi earned an MA in counseling at San Jose State Univ. in 1995. Judi became Director of the Noyce Fdn. Scholarship program, where she recruited reviewers to select and guide HS sophomores to prepare for college. She also sang in the SJSU Chorale and later with the Santa Clara Univ. Chorale.
Judi and Dan moved to Park City, UT, in 2004, where she skied and volunteered with enthusiasm at over a dozen organizations including PCMR (as a mountain host), PEO, Sundance, the PC Performing Arts Fdn., the Utah Symphony Chorus, and, as in most places she lived, church choir. Most recently she worked for the PC History Museum.
Services were held Dec. 13 at the PC Community Church.
Published in The Park Record from Dec. 14 to Dec. 17, 2013