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Judy Lee Knowlton

October 7, 1939 — March 3, 2023



Judy Lee Knowlton was born on October 7, 1939, in Watsonville, California, to Alfred and Louise Mederios. Her siblings, Frank Mederios (wife Elizabeth), David Mederios (wife Adriana), and Elizabeth Matthews, joined her later in life. She lived a long and meaningful life and is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill Alfred Knowlton, as well as her two children, Lee-Anne Knowlton Moreno (husband Paul) and Bill Jr. (wife Lauri). Judy was also blessed with three grandchildren, Jessica Lee Galaviz (husband David), Samantha Nicole Parra (husband Tom), and Nicole Knowlton. Later in life, she was overjoyed by the addition of her great-grandchildren, Penelope, Makayla, Thea, and Romeo. Affectionately known as "Mammies" to all in the family, Judy will be deeply missed.

Judy worked as a dental assistant and later in retail at Ida’s dress shop. It was during this time that she met a dashing young gentleman named Bill, whom she soon married. After having two children, Judy began to search for her Creator, Jehovah God, and soon became a Jehovah’s Witness. She dedicated her life to helping others come to know an accurate knowledge of Bible truth, and her love for her God was the driving force in her life. She tirelessly worked as a full-time preacher in Watsonville, fearlessly knocking on doors from sunrise to sunset to tell people about the wonderful future paradise earth that God promises (Psalm 37:10,11). She also shared the resurrection hope with others (John 5:28,29) and knew that one day soon, she would be able to see her loved ones and spend eternity with them (Psalm 37:29). Judy was not shy about sharing these truths with others, and as a result, she was instrumental in helping over 20 individuals come to an accurate knowledge of Bible truth and dedicating their lives to God.

Judy built an exceptional name for herself throughout her life, and a well-known scripture comes to mind: Ecclesiastes 7:1. "A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death is better than the day of birth." Though a person may have no life record when they are born, they have an opportunity to build a good name with God throughout their life. Judy built a rock-like name with Jehovah and, as a result, stood strong when the winds of adversity came upon her.

Even as her health declined in her later years, her love for God and people never waned. She was always searching for ways to share Bible truth with others. Though she will be deeply missed, we find comfort in knowing that she lives on in God's memory. We eagerly anticipate the day when we will be reunited with our dear "Sister Judy." At that time, she will be young and revitalized, ready to enjoy life forever in God's new paradisaic earth.  We can’t wait for the long embrace we will share together.

A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 480 South Green Valley Rd., Watsonville, California.

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