Judy Jackson Barth, 80, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2022 at Highland Park Senior Living, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born on April 29, 1941 to Graham and Patsy Boulton Jackson.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Judy lived in Mountain Top from 1969 until 1985, when she moved to Tannersville. From there she moved to Deerfield Beach, Florida in 1995. Judy moved back to the Wyoming Valley in 2018 to be near her family.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jane Jackson Oddleifson; and his brother, Ted Jackson.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Kane and her husband, Sean, Cave Creek, Arizona.; and his son, Scott Barth and his wife, Lisa, Dallas; grandchildren, Bryce Kane, Cave Creek, Arizona; Courtney Kane, Venice, CA; and Katherine Barth, Dallas; his brother-in-law, Grant Oddleifson and his wife, Susan Webb; his sister-in-law, Daryl Jackson; his nieces, Kim Oddleifson Somerville and her husband Mark; Erin Oddleifson and her husband Mike Thompson; and his nephews, Jeff Jackson, Chris Jackson and Jon Jackson.
Judy led an active and interesting life wherever she was. Growing up in Canada, she especially enjoyed spending time by the lake at the family cabin in Star Lake, Manitoba, and visits to Victoria Beach on Lake Winnipeg. Judy enjoyed water skiing in the summer and was an excellent figure skater. She was an avid golfer and has the honor of being the first woman to score a hole-in-one at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course in 1980. She was an incredible cook and enjoyed entertaining a wide variety of friends of St. Paul’s. Lutheran Church, Mountain Top, its women’s groups and for neighborhood events in Glen Summit. In 1983 Judy graduated with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and enjoyed a 20 year career in the hospitality industry. By far, her favorite place where she worked was the Meadowbrook Inn located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Judy loved to travel, attend concerts and professional sporting events, and spend time with her family in Canada. She was near and dear to her heart supporting her son, Scott, at over 100 amateur motocross racing events in the 1980s and 1990s. Florida Gators. She rarely missed watching a game. Judy embraced the beach life and enjoyed watching, from her apartment balcony, many incredible boats going up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.
The family would like to thank the staff at Highland Park Senior Living and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the exceptional care they provided to Judy. They really made a difference in the quality of his life. We would also like to thank her extended family and friends from the United States and Canada who touched her with their love and joy.
A celebration of Judy’s life will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba later this year. There will be no local services.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daniel J Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilkes-Barre.
Published by Citizens Voice from February 19 to February 20, 2022.