In Memory

Judith Lynne Stenman (Matthias)

Judith Lynne Stenman (Matthias)

      Judith Lynne Stenman Matthias

Judi passed away on May 10, 2021 at her home in Napa, California. She was a native of Battle Creek, Michigan and had been a resident of California for most of her adult life. After high school, Judi continued her education at Kellogg Community College, Arapahoe College in Denver and Marin College in San Francisco. In 1970, Judi married Charles E. Dewey III. By 1975, Judi had done some traveling and taken up ski-flying as a hobby. In 1993, she married John D. Matthias; he preceded her in death in January 2020. Judy was an animal lover and enjoyed writing. She did not have any children. Survivors included her sister Karen Rocco, brother Russell Stenman, and nieces and nephews.

Information from Willard Library Newspaper Index, Battle Creek, Michigan; website; Napa, California Coroner’s Office; BCCHS Class of ’65 1975 Reunion Booklet; obituary for John Matthias III online; and various classmates

Note: additional information is being sought about Judi’s work experiences, hobbies, interests and travel.

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05/27/21 03:34 PM #1    

Carolyn Williams (Jeffers)

Very sad to hear of Judy's passing

05/28/21 07:12 AM #2    

Linda Beers (Aydlott)

I am sorry to hear of Judy's passing.  We only knew each other from classes or passing each other in the halls of BCHS.  She was a beautiful person, and from her later photo, that continued through out her life.  From the words of her obituary, she lived a rich and active life.  All we can do is hope for that.  Prayers to her family.

Linda Beers Aydlott

05/28/21 08:41 PM #3    

Carole Terry (Morgan)

Hey Jude.  Judi was always kind, always had a smile for everyone. Her love of her animals was unsurpassed. I remember visiting her in 1976, it was the trip of a lifetime. Two weeks I'll never forget. Judi was an incredible writer and her intellect and gift of intellectual conversation is something we always will remember.  Have fun with all your animals I'm sure they are so excited to see you.  

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