Judith (Judy) Kristine Shedd
Born August 8, 1941, died July 13, 2020 at Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque New Mexico after a long illness.
She is preceded in death by here parents Doris T. Shedd (Tausendfreundt), Earl Carter Shedd; stepmother June Shedd and her brothers David Judson Shedd and David Russel Shedd.
She is survived by a daughter Stefany Stoskopf MacDonald and granddaughter Sophia McDonald both of Overland Park KS; siblings Charles Shedd of Livington Texas, Susan Kelly of Naugatuck Connecticut; her aunt Dorothy Krause (103 years old) Manchester CT; nieces Judith Hoffman of Derry NH, Babara Smith of Austin Texas, Heather Grezlik of Houston Texas; nephews Charles Smith of Naugatuck Connecticut, Charles Shedd Jr. of Durango Colorado, Judson Shedd, and Wesley Shedd, both of Florida, Christopher Shedd of Connecticut; great nieces and nephews: Taylor Shedd of Normal IL, Ashley Shedd of Georgetown TX, Alexandra Hoffman of Derry New Hampshire, Sidney Shedd of Durango Colorado, Anthony Hoffman of Derry New Hampshire, Jordan Shedd and Layla Shedd of Florida and Aiden Shedd and Sierra Batista Shedd of Connecticut; Cousins: Barry Krause, Ricky Krause, Janice Bonaccorso, Bill Krause, Margaret Berman, John Farmer, and Ellen Friedman.
Judy also had many loving and caring friends, including Deanna Dyke and Fonda Osbon, who gave much support during her long illnesses.
Judy Graduated from Naugatuck High School and then received a BS from the University of Connecticut.
She joined the Peace Corps in 1965 and was stationed in Sarawak Malaysia for 2 years, living and working with the native people there. After working briefly at the University of Pennsylvania, she then became the Director for the Western Kansas Migrant Health Project in Garden City Kansas working with underprivileged and migrant workers. While in Kansas she received her nursing degree from Garden City Community College and began working as nurse. She then moved to Texas working as an RN at the Trauma Center at the Tyler Hospital.
In 1985 she went to work with Native Americans at the hospital in Bethel Alaska. Then she moved to Albuquerque NM in 1987 were she worked at Lovelace Hospital until she retired.
Judy is remembered her for independence, love of family and friends, love of animals and passion for various environmental and social welfare causes. She worked her entire life to help and serve others. She is also remembered for her witty sense of humor. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, and camping.
Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to American Cancer Society, Sierra Club or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Riverside Funeral Home
225 San Mateo Blvd. NE