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KEELIN, JULIA HARTING Jan. 19, 1918 to Nov. 30, 2012 Born in Elwood, Indiana. Graduated from Indiana University. Volunteered in 1942 for duty in World War II with U.S. Navy as a Wave. Selected for top secret duty under Potomac River as a code-breaker. Part of the team who broke the German and Japanese codes. Married Thomas W. Keelin in July, 1947. Julia moved to La Jolla in 1949, where she actively engaged in community service. She helped organize the University of San Diego Auxiliary and served as President for two years. She also helped organize and served as Dean of the Invisible University of the University of San Diego (La Jolla group). She served as Chairman of the Jewel Ball and President of Las Patronas. Later, she became a top-producing realtor with the Willis M. Allen Company. Judy was predeceased by her husband, Thomas W. Keelin (1903-1976), and sister, Nancy Harting Woltman (1930-2008). Judy is survived by her only child, Thomas W. Keelin III, his wife Elizabeth and their children Ryan, Patrick, and Kristen; her niece Susan Woltman Tietjen and husband Scott; and her nephew David Woltman, wife Jane and their children Jake and Nicole. Services to be held at Mary, Star of the Sea Church, La Jolla, on Tuesday, December 11, at 10 a.m. Donations in Judy's honor may be made to the University of San Diego (Attn: Annual Giving) or to Las Patronas.

Published in U-T San Diego on Dec. 9, 2012
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