|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1948|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 2012|
Family and friends mourn the passing of Judy McAuliffe, a talented Lake Wildwood artist, retired educator and LWW community leader.
She passed peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2012, at her home in Lake Wildwood, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 64.
A memorial service is planned at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2011, in the Lake Wildwood recreation building.
Judy was born Judith Ann Wood in Bay City, Mich., on March 21, 1948, to Arthur and Mary Wood.
During high school, Judy was an exchange student in Germany and an accomplished cellist, winning a competition to study at Interlocken Center for the Arts in Michigan.
After entering MSU as a music major, she switched to education and graduated with high honors with a bachelor's degree in education.
After graduation, Judy moved to Palo Alto, Calif., with first husband, Michael Neering. While there, she received a master's degree, as well as a teaching credential, in math, biology, and physical science from San Jose State University.
After moving to Santa Rosa, Calif., Judy received a Single Subject Credential in Life Sciences from Sonoma State University and began a career as an AP Biology instructor at Santa Rosa High and Maria Carillo High School.
After retiring from teaching in 2005, Judy discovered a hidden talent for painting in watercolor and pastels. She moved to Lake Wildwood with her husband, Kevin McAuliffe and became active in the LWW Art Club, the LWW Garden Club, and chaired the LWW Recreation Committee for several years before resigning due to illness.
Judy played a key role in the restoration of the LWW hiking trail and was a strong voice for the eradication of scotch broom. Judy had a lifelong love of nature and was a wildflower docent at South Yuba River State Park.
In addition to her husband Kevin, Judy is survived by her parents, Art and Mary Wood; brother, David and sister-in-law, Becky, of Bradenton, Fla.; son, Craig Neering, daughter-in-law, Jessica, and grandson, Tyler of Boulder, Colo.; daughter, Amy Dandliker, son-in-law, Lance, and grandchildren, Jordan, Abbey, and McKinley of Billings, Mont.; daughter, Kirstie Anderson, son-in-law, Billy, and grandchildren, Cayden, Cavin, and Lyla of Blythe, Calif.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Created by: Glenda Ragan
Record added: Apr 16, 2012
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