Judith Ellen Scherer, born January 27, 1933 in Big Spring, TX, passed away on October 12, 2016 in Bakersfield, CA. A graveside service will be held on November 5, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 2:00. There will be a Celebration of Life following the service (location to be announced). Judy was a graduate of East Bakersfield High School and Fresno State University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree and a Certificate in Elementary Education. She had a long career teaching elementary school children. She loved her family and was passionate about travel, antiques, quilting, reading mysteries and historical fiction, playing bridge, genealogy and ice cream. She loved the mountains and the beach. In 1952 she married her high school sweetheart, Martin L. Scherer. They were married for 36 years until Martin passed away in 1988. Judy is survived by her two children-Karen Watts (Richard) and John Scherer (Rebecca); her brother-in-law-Kert Scherer; five grandchildren-Miranda Wilson (Asa), Lauren Courtemanche (Dan), Adam Scroggy (Amber), Alexis Rahder (Colby), and Andrew Scroggy (Andrea); five great grandchildren-Wesley, Logan, Samantha, Amelia and Sadie Rose; two nieces-Katy and Laura; one nephew-Doug; and 2 grand nephews-Andy and Max. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Fred C. and Jewell E. Gilbert; her sister Patricia Smythe; and her husband Martin L. Scherer. She was an elegant lady, humble, pragmatic and fiercely independent. She lived a full life, surrounded by a loving family and good friends. She will be sorely missed.
Published by Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 23, 2016.
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My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sandra Epp,a co-teacher, with you was so special. The meetings when you two met was always a boost for her, especially during her treatments and down times. You were one of the greatest asset to her during your teaching careers. We were with you during Martin's home going and you were there for Sandra and me during Sandra's treatments. Friendship between the two of you was signified with the many treats you always allowed us to sample and then followed with the copy of the recipes. But the essence of your gentle and caring spirit was magnified by the students you taught as an exemplary teacher. Werner Epp
November 25, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many good memories of our trips together and our bridge days. Judy was a Thoughtful sweet lady and I will miss her. Jan Cunningham
October 29, 2016
Fond memories linger of sharing and teaching kindergarten at Pioneer Drive School with you Judy. Grateful for the opportunity.
October 25, 2016
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family
Laura (Vance) Nafus
October 25, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult tme. Celebrate your memories.