Judi Doty, 74, passed away on July 7th, 2020 peacefully in her sleep in Summerfield, FL. Her final days were spent at Ted & Diane Brandley Hospice House in Summerfield. Her husband, Jim, sister, Charlene Jones, daughter, Jaimie Marvon, and Pastor Paul Howell were by her side during her final moments.
Judi was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 16th, 1946. She was the first of 4 children born to Charles and Florence Smith. In 1962, they moved to Wayne, NJ. She graduated from Wayne Valley High School in 1963.
In 1968, she met and later married James Doty. At the time he was in the Army, stationed at Fort Monmouth, NJ. He was born and raised in farm country of New York State; Judi was born in the city, Brooklyn, NY; a case of “opposites attract”! They were married in Riverdale, NJ, on November 29th, 1969.
Most of their married life they lived in Pequannock, NJ, raising two children; Jaimie Lynn (born 1970) and Timothy Charles (born 1975). Over the years, she worked several jobs, mostly in the secretarial field. Her most recent job before retiring in 2004 was as an office manager for Dr. Goldstein, an allergist in Wayne, NJ.
Judi and Jim retired to Florida, first to Winter Haven in 2004 and then to the Stonecrest community in Summerfield in 2006. She enjoyed going to the pools, going to garage sales, playing Mahjongg, board and card games with family and friends, playing bocce, crocheting, going on cruises and watching TV.
Judi and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 29th, 2019.
She is survived by her husband, Jim, her children, Jaimie Marvon (Scot Isley) of St. Petersburg, FL, and Timothy Doty (Fran) of Apex, NC. Grandchildren include Jayce, Dakota and Kyle, Elizabeth and Vincent and a sister, Charlene Jones (Jim) of Wall, NJ. She was preceded in passing by her mother and father, her sister, Lettie, and brother, Billy.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for a Celebration of Life service are currently being considered for some time in the spring of 2021. Her cremated remains are at home and will eventually be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.