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Judith Dorothy Fitzmorris


1936 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
06/19/1936 - 10/30/2018 Judith Dorothy (Mackenzie) Fitzmorris was born June 19,1936- was called home October 30, 2018, she was 82 when she was able to be reunited with her son Douglas; as well as her father, mother, and brother. To finish her journey, Judith left behind sisters Catherine Barbee, Flora Daley, and sister in law MaryLou MacKenzie, as well as her cousins; children, Dorothy L Fitzmorris, Walter Fitzmorris, Dale Fitzmorris, and Penni (Mark) Kirchner; several nieces and nephews, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Born in Oakland, CA she attended elementary school in Vallejo and Oakland, before moving to Lynwood, then Spokane, WA for her senior year. She attended Compton Community College and received a Liberal Arts Bachelor at LBCSU, which lead her to teach in Powerhouse, San Joaquin River, LW McCord in Fresno, Golden West, Lathrop, Lindberg, Nile Garden and Lincoln School in the Manteca Unified School District where she retired after 37 years of teaching. In her youth she was a "Blue bird" and a campfire girl where she found her love for being outdoors. She was a summer camp counselor. Loved spending time with her family. In her family life she was involved in Boys Scouts, Cookie Chair Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, camping, running, bicycling, hiking, and she was a collector of gnomes, frogs, and big trees. She Volunteered with CTMS yearly, as well as the traditional MacKenzie Christmas in July. Her travels included a Bahamas cruise, with teacher friends, and a cruise to Alaska, trip to Hawaii and an adventure to the homeland Scotland with her maternal Family. In retirement she traveled with her siblings in the "GnomeHome" up and down California. She was a master gardener, with the Native Plant Society. Around the house they call her "Garden Goddess", and she enjoyed painting classes and encouraging the local Playhouse. She'd save quarters for a year and then went to Reno annually. In her retirement she was a part of the Comfort Project, in Jamestown CA. In her honor a memorial will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. held at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. There will be a light dessert reception to follow. For condolences to the family an online guestbook is available at www.plfryandson.com and mcnerneysmortuary.com.Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 8, 2018
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