Judith L. Tracy, Whitewater, WI (1945 - 2015)

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October 19, 2015


October 14, 1945 - October 16, 2015


Judith L. Tracy, age 70, of Whitewater, died Friday, October 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville. Judith was born on October 14, 1945 in Banana River, FL, the daughter of Howard and Rosemary (King) Kennett. Judith was a Colonel in the US Army, deploying in support of the Vietnam War, Operation DESERT STORM/SHIELD, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. She spent the latter part of her career dedicating her time to the rehabilitation of our country's wounded warriors. She retired honorably on May 2, 2011, while assigned to the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA. Judith married John Tracy on February 19, 1969 in Naha, Okinawa. She was a member of Rock Prairie Presbyterian Church and had been on the executive board of S.M.I.L.E.S.

A faithful servant, she dedicated her life to helping those around her and encouraged those she helped to not allow their disabilities or ailments to limit their dreams. She will be remembered for her compassionate yet no-nonsense approach to life, her love for travel, her commitment to her family and friends and her tremendous heart. The unconditional love she provided to those around her will transcend generations.

Judith is survived by her husband, John; 4 children: Aaron Tracy of Milwaukee, Joshua (Mindy) Tracy of Avalon, WI, Sarah (Ronnie) Collins of Oneida, WI and Rebecca (Alex) Gallegos of Ft. Campbell, KY; 5 grandchildren: John and William Eggers, Kamea Gallegos, Colin and Easton Tracy; 3 siblings: Phil (Cassandra) Kennett of Crownsville, MD, Bruce (Sheila) Kennett of West Chester, PA and Wendy (Paul) Jensen of Clifton, VA . Judith was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at ROCK PRAIRIE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, with Rev. Jamie Swanson presiding. Interment with full military rites will be in the Emerald Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 from 4PM to 8 PM at the SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Flowers and contributions to S.M.I.L.E.S, and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation are both welcome. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com


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