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Judith Ann Smith Doty
  • April 16, 1946
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  • July 07, 2020

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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.


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  1. 11 Aug 2020
    Henry Kaczmarczyk lit a candle:
    Lit since August 11, 2020 at 8:54:38 PM

  2. 11 Aug 2020
    Lyn Maine lit a candle:
    Lit since August 11, 2020 at 8:53:11 PM

  3. 10 Aug 2020
    Donnie and Freda Kemp says:
    Jim:
    We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We are about to celebrate our 50th anniversary, so I we understand just a little bit how your life has been changed. You will always have the fond memories of Judy with you, but remember time is a great healer.

    Donnie and Freda

  4. 09 Aug 2020
    claudette frank says:
    So sorry for your lost, she was a lovely lady. C. C. Frank

  5. 09 Aug 2020
    Walt Yesberg says:
    Losing a spouse is tough. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. 09 Aug 2020
    Susie Nelson says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss Jim.

  7. 09 Aug 2020
    Keith Kelley says:
    Jim,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Judy's passing. You are in my prayers.
    Keith Kelley

  8. 09 Aug 2020
    Cathy Canton lit a candle:
    Lit since August 9, 2020 at 8:13:07 PM

  9. 09 Aug 2020
    Marcy May says:
    Today I read an email from the computer club that saddened me so. Judith was a class act. Her illness near the end brought out the best of both Jim and Judi. Jim , you did all and more than you could out of love and caring for your wife. My heart and tears go out to you on your great loss. Hoping memories will comfort you when you are ready.
    With Sympathy,
    Marcy

  10. 09 Aug 2020
    B ernice Biehler says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. My prayers go out to you, Jim.

  11. 09 Aug 2020
    Dick and Linda Dillon says:
    Judi- was a very kind and caring person. When we first moved to Stonecrest in 2012 we met Judi at a neighborhood garage sale. She gave us an outdoor hanging DVD decorated with our home state of Indiana after she learned in talking with us we were Hoosiers. She is certainly in eternal peace with our Lord and Savior. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, extended family and friends. May God’s love comfort them all during this difficult Time.
    Dick and Linda Dillon, Stonecrest.

  12. 06 Aug 2020
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    Lit since August 6, 2020 at 8:17:14 PM

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    Lit since August 6, 2020 at 8:13:26 PM

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    Lit since August 6, 2020 at 8:12:46 PM

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    Lit since August 6, 2020 at 8:12:08 PM

  16. 03 Aug 2020
    Diane Russell says:
    Thanks Judi for being such a lovely big cousin to me. You were always patient and lots of fun. I have many fond memories and will never forget your joyful laugh. Rest in peace. Love, Diane xx

  17. 03 Aug 2020
    Diane Russell says:
    I have many happy memories of you Judi, thanks for being a lovely cousin and being patient with me when I was young. I shall always remember your laugh andvthe fun we had. Love Diane

  18. 03 Aug 2020
    Diane Russell lit a candle:
    Lit since August 3, 2020 at 8:20:14 AM

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    Diane Russell lit a candle:
    Lit since August 3, 2020 at 8:18:27 AM

  20. 26 Jul 2020
    Fay Garvey says:
    We first met Judi and Jim at the Sonic get-together for Stonecrest residents (2006?) We immediately met again at the pool (one of Judi's favorite things to do). Judi then taught me to play Mah Jongg and thus began our many years of playing at her home (Jim was kicked out of the house to play at the Computer club!) My husband, Jim, and I will miss our many entertainments created by Judi. And we will sorely miss our fun loving Judi. God bless you.

  21. 24 Jul 2020
    Kathy and Howie Peters lit a candle:
    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:56:07 PM

  22. 24 Jul 2020
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    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:55:05 PM

  23. 24 Jul 2020
    Kathy and Howie Peters says:
    Judi was one of the first person's I met at Stonecrest, and we immediately formed a close friendship. We shared our very first cruise with Judi and Jim, introducing us to the life on a cruise. Judi started the girls weekly Marjogg group, then initiated the yearly Marjogg cruise. Judi's mind was also working and creating new adventures. She then, started a monthly Marjogg dinner group, then a yearly holiday celebration, going house to house to see decorations, and ending with Christmas Carol's and a Secret Santa Exchange. Judi did not stop there. She would have a special Christmas party for the girls and we would share food and gifts among us. When we were at Judi's house there was always Smiles and Laughter. She loved to play games and to swim. If she was not at the community pool, she would be at my house enjoying the water and playing Water Volleyball.
    Judi has been a big catalyst in my life at Stonecrest. My memories of Judi will never be forgotten, and always cherished. She helped make my life at Stonecrest a very special and happy time. Thank you Judi Love Kathy and Howie

  24. 24 Jul 2020
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    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:45:21 AM

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    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:01:14 AM

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