In Memory

Judith Shomate (Boothby)

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09/03/12 03:47 PM #1    

Carolyn Walling (Moseley)

From our local paper

Judith Ann Boothby (Shomate)

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Stockton, CA
Judith Ann Boothby (Shomate)
Dec. 28, 1944 - Mar. 29, 2012
Judy graduated from El Camino High School in Sacramento in 1962, then went to Sacramento
State College as a Music Major where she met Bill Boothby, who was also a music major. She joined the national music sorority Mu Phi Epsilon. Bill and Judy were married in Sacramento on September 12, 1964. She was a solo guest artist playing the oboe with the Sacramento Youth symphony performing Bach's 2nd Brandenburg Concerto. She also performed oboe in the Sacramento and Stockton Symphony Orchestra. She worked in Sacramento for the State of California, for Sharpe's Army Depot in Lathrop, a pre school teacher at Taylor Elementary School in Stockton, and she also taught private piano lessons. Judy began watercolor painting later on in her life and was taught by the nationally acclaimed artist, Claire Oak, and belonged to the Stockton Art League and earned many awards with her watercolor paintings. Judy sang in the Stockton Chorale, was a part of the Quail Lakes Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and played oboe in the orchestra. She was respected for her musical and artistic talent but more importantly knew Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She attended BSF International which had a life changing effect for good for the rest of her life. Judy was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother, and will truly be missed.
She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) F. Boothby, parents, Edwin and Thelma Shomate, and her children, Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Schaarschmidt-Boothby married to Lee Schaarschmidt of Centereach, New York; Richard (Rick) William Boothby married to Melanie Boothby of Turlock California. She also leaves behind
her grandchildren, Rebecca Schaarschmidt, Rachel Schaarschmidt, Madison Boothby, and Ryan Boothby, and her brother, Jim Shomate and nephew
Michael Shomate. Judy also leaves behind her close friends, Pam and Dennis Regan, Shirley and Chuck Butler, Alice Conley, and Claire Oake. Her biological mother, Bessie Evans, her
Grandma and Grandpa Renz, Aunt Barbara and Uncle Howard precede her in death.

09/13/12 10:52 PM #2    

Mary Schuler (Schrouder)

Dear Judy,

You were always the first oboe...I was always second. You never let me know it.

To my ole friend....


Mary Schuler Schrouder

12/05/13 07:23 PM #3    

William Grow

I remember Judy---she went to Mariemont I think. Her family also attended Fremont Church, as mine did. She was attractive and nice.

12/06/13 10:53 AM #4    

Frederick Vail

Lots of memory posts lately. To me that was the most moving part of our 50th reunion--realizing how many close friends and classmates had passed on. Many not that many years after our June 1962 graduation. We all had friends who we were closer to than  others but we shared a common bond--our four years at ECHS--for me, at least--were among the best years of my life. None of us could have imagined where life  would lead us when we entered EC in Sept '58--nor who would become lifelong friends--but we shared many wonderful memories and had the bonus of growing up during the dawn of rock and roll, living in a safe enviroment where it was nothing to walk or ride our bikes miles from home--leaving the doors unlocked--and not real thought of any dangers coming our way. It was also a time when America was the most respected--and feared--nation in the world. I remember Judy--and, if memory serves me correctly--we met in Starr King. We were not close friends but I remember her fondly, always a warm and sincere smile on her face. I'm glad she achieved so much success in her life--and so much satisfaction from her God-given talents. She certainly left a legacy of 'family.' We should all be so luck. RIP, Judy.

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