Roxbury Township, Mrs. Judith “Judy” Waldron, 77, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2016, surrounded by family at Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Naughright and lived in Succasunna most of her life. Judy was a devoted mom/nana and homemaker to her children and grandchildren and was known as “Ma Waldron” to many. She was a faithful member of the Ledgewood Baptist Church and an investor and ice cream cake maker/decorator at Boulevard Scoops in Mt. Arlington.
She was predeceased by her husband Harry Waldron (of 53 years) in 2012 and daughter Kristy Jo Waldron in 2015. She is survived by her daughters; Valerie Baylor of Succasunna, Wendy (and Ray) Oakes of Landing and a son John (and Stacey) Waldron of Kenvil, grandchildren David and Jessica Baylor, Sarah, Robbie and Jenna Waldron and her beloved little dog Cody.
Judy was well known in the community of Roxbury for all her volunteer work. She took care of elderly people by doing “perms” and haircuts, cleaning houses, going shopping for the shut ins and visiting those who needed a friend to talk to. She was the Athletic Director and coached lassie league softball for many years. She also enjoyed being a cub scout den leader, being involved in PTA and a room mother where plain parties turned into an extreme event. She had very strong opinions about what is right and wrong which showed in her frequent “letters to the editor”.
Judy opened her heart and her home to all and had an open door and an open refrigerator policy that was used by many. The Waldron house was the go to place. “Ma Waldron” made her yard a baseball field in the spring an ice rink in the winter and the pool was open all summer.
She always had a smile on her face and a camera in her hand. She has photos of everyone and everything. Photos were her passion from polaroid to digital. She did it all. Photos are her cherished memories.
Bingo was a weekly tradition she rarely missed, she LOVED BINGO ! Word search, puzzles and watching Judge Judy were her favorite hobbies. She was extremely talented and creative, the things she could make out of a box were amazing. She made beautiful and detailed costumes and projects, she was always happiest when she could do something for others.
As you all know she loved to drive – she thought nothing of driving to Cape May or Vermont as a “day trip” to see Kristy. She was famous for her “short cuts” and the stories that go along with them.
Judy lived for and loved her children and grandchildren, she never missed an event… birthdays, plays, games, choir, band, awards or graduations. She had deep family values that extended to her many nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, cousins and in-laws.
Judy touched so many lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday November 6th from 1-5pm . Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday November 8th at 11am at the Ledgewood Baptist Church, 233 Main St. Ledgewood, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. A reception will follow at the Ledgewood Baptist Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Ledgewood Baptist Church