Judith J. Watson
- February 7, 2022
Judith J. Watson, 79, of Mansfield, passed away at home with her husband at her side early Wednesday morning, February 2, 2022.
Born September 16, 1942, in Mansfield, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Marguerite (Creamer) and James J. Jurgens. Judy graduated from St. Peter’s Catholic High School with the Class of 1960 and from The Ohio State University in 1964; she later earning her MBA from Ashland University.
She worked 28 years for Ohio Edison as a Home Economist in Marion, Youngstown and Mansfield, and Corporation Director of Consumer Affairs in Akron. Following early retirement, she was a part-time instructor at Ashland University, communications consultant at the Richland Carousel and a welcomed addition to the Friendly House staff for 8 years as Accounting and Payroll Clerk. Judy was a past member of Altrusa International in Mansfield.
Judy is remembered fondly by her friends and classmates as a loyal friend. She was a kind, gentle lady who was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed entertaining. She loved decorating her home, especially at Christmas time. Judy and her husband traveled extensively and cherished on another’s company. Her favorite vacation was to walk on the beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida, with long-time travel companions, Charles and Hannah Alexander, and gather shells.
On May 29, 1993, she married James Allen Watson Judith is survived by her devoted husband of 29 years. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Barbara Jurgens; nephew, James (Mary) Jurgens; niece, Jill (Chris) Phillips; step daughter, Mary Ann (David) Brown and their children, Evan, Seth, Olivia and Jared; and other dear family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerome Jurgens.
A graveside service will be held at a future date in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 2291 West 4th St., Suite G, Mansfield, OH 44906.
The Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is honored to serve the family.