Judith Marie Harvey Barnwell crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on October 4th, 2018 at 6:02 p.m., after a brief, but valiant battle with cancer. Judy was a kind and loving person, and her fully marked calendar helped her to never miss an important event in the lives of her friends and family. She loved cats, hummingbirds, owls, dolls, scrapbooking and arts and crafts. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren and being a dedicated homemaker.
Judy was a Navy Brat, born in Pensacola, Escambia FL on Sept, 23, 1945 to Richard Joseph Harvey (1922-1998) and Clara (Claire) Fantasia (1922-1999). After several moves, she settled in Santa Clara, CA. Judy attended Mother Butler High School in San Jose. She met Douglas Raymond Barnwell in June 1964 and they were married in June 1965 in San Jose. Judy spent the early years of their marriage being a devoted homemaker and mother. Later, she worked part-time at World of Miniatures before dedicating her time to babysitting her grandchildren.
Judy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Doug, and their three children, Kimberly Barnwell-Joe (Michael) of Gilroy, Kevin Barnwell (Viviana) of San Jose, and Jeffrey Barnwell (Amy) of San Jose, her brothers Richard(Rick) C. Harvey (Betty) of Fresno, and Paul F. Harvey (Laurie) of Culbertson, Nebraska, step-mother Helen L. Harvey of Port Angeles, WA, many nieces and nephews in Oregon and Washington, aunts and uncles and her beloved grandchildren, Sierra Dawn Barnwell, Skylar MacKenzie Joe, Shayla Marie Joe, Sean Douglas Barnwell and Evan Ezekiel Barnwell.
The family would like to thank the Staff at Vasona Creek Healthcare Center in Los Gatos for her care while she was there. Special thanks to Vincent, Sam and Charles for their kind and caring nature.
Judy’s contagious smile and unwavering devotion to her family will be greatly missed.
Services will be private with a Celebration of Life at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in the name of Judy to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or American Cancer Society for Pancreatic Cancer.
Until we meet again….