From the time she was a kid, Judy was always a hard worker: she started at Koch’s Farm picking tomatoes and beans and riding a Honda 90 with her sister to pack peaches at Andersons. On the ride home her helmet would be full of peaches. Later years found her working a drill press for Sarlo Tool and Die and working in receiving at United Stationary. She loved animals from her youth, especially her horse, Misty. It was easy to tell when she was content; she whistled a happy tune and was always ready with a joke. Of course she did tend to be a little feisty and ornery, but you never had to guess about what Judy might be thinking.
Judy cheered for Mark Martin from turn 4, thirteen rows up at Dover Raceway, sped in her 78 Vette, liked to blow off a little steam on the Rancocas Creek and do-se-doed at the Mt. Holly Moose. She hated housework, but loved doing yard work on her two acres of perfection.
A young Judith McDowell knew a boy named Leonard at Riverside High School. Though there may have been confusion about whether he was serious about asking her out, their union lasted more than 40 years. She was the sister of George McDowell and Mary Eastburn and was aunt to Anna, Robert Jr., Shannon, Kirsten, Travis, Joe and Joann.
Come celebrate 61 easy going years Monday 11:30 a.m. at Monument Cemetery, Beverly. Donations to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton NJ 08053 will be appreciated. Arrangements by Sweeney Funeral Home, Beverly.