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In Memory of

Judy Horger

April 19, 1954 - June 13, 2017

Obituary


Judy Horger, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, teacher, and friend lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on June 13. She was 63. Born in Marquette, Michigan she came to California as an infant when her father found work. A 1972 graduate of Chula Vista High School, she was a member of the Spartanettes drill team, editor of the school newspaper, and class valedictorian. She went on to earn both a BA and an MA from San Diego State, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa key. She utilized her intelligence as...

Judy Horger, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, teacher, and friend lost her courageous battle with breast cancer on June 13. She was 63. Born in Marquette, Michigan she came to California as an infant when her father found work. A 1972 graduate of Chula Vista High School, she was a member of the Spartanettes drill team, editor of the school newspaper, and class valedictorian. She went on to earn both a BA and an MA from San Diego State, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Phi Beta Kappa key. She utilized her intelligence as both a classroom teacher and language arts specialist in the Chula Vista Elementary School District, where she taught for a total of 18 years at Rice, Cook, and Veterans schools. She was particularly proud of being invited to Washington, D.C. to accept the Distinguished School Award for Cook School, where she was an educational leader. Judy loved spending time with her family and friends. She was blessed with two fine sons and two loving daughters-in-law. She was particularly fond of her two wonderful grandchildren who gave her countless hours of joy. An avid traveler who enjoyed sharing her love of adventure with family and friends, she visited all 50 states, all 7 continents, and 79 countries, seeing places others only dreamed about. A gifted writer and storyteller, Judy regaled her friends with her witty travel journals and followed them with her creative scrapbooks which chronicled her experiences. Judy and her husband Don were avid square dancers, dancing in numerous local square dance clubs and attending state and national festivals and conventions. She was an prolific reader and expert on a wide range of topics. After retirement, she enjoyed working as a volunteer at Kaiser Hospital.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Rose, and her brother Robert Rose. Survivors include her husband of 43 years Don, sons John and Jeff, grandchildren Ashlynn and Braydon, daughters-in-law Catherine and Adrianna, and sister Jeanne Dunkl. She will be missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 24 at The Little Chapel of the Roses at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Directions under the care of Glen Abbey Mortuary, Bonita, CA.