On Monday, August 12, 2019, Judith “Judy” Carter, 75 passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. Judith was born September 9, 1943, in McKeesport, PA., the first child of Jennings and Mary (Kohler) Massery. She graduated from nursing school in Rochester, MN., and was well-regarded among her nursing colleagues and well-loved by her patients in her career spanning over 30 years at Lutheran Hospital. She died precisely at 7:00 p.m., August 12, 2019, her shift being finally over.
In her lifetime, she lived throughout the U.S. and overseas. She would be forever influenced by her time in Japan, New Mexico and Okinawa. She carried with a love of Asian aesthetics and would often use this influence in her art, sewing and needlepoint. She was an accomplished seamstress and her children and granddaughter cherish the handmade dresses, doll clothes and needlepoint artwork that still hangs on the walls.
Judith was preceded in death by her mother, Mary.
She is survived by her husband, Garry S. Carter; father, Jennings Massery; her sister, Maxine (Gary) Smith; her brothers, Bill (Maggie) Massery and Mark (Mary) Massery; her three daughters, Alisa (Michael) Stephens, Carmen (Bruce) Jordan and Laura Borshoff; her granddaughter, Madeline Jordan; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial celebration for Judy Carter will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg.