Judy Anne McKeag left us for a better place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, after a two year battle with dementia.
Judy was born in Canada and was adopted by a wonderful couple, Guy and Anne Locke. They moved to Vancouver, Washington with Judy and started their life as a family. In Vancouver is where Judy would attend her school years and would eventually meet her first husband, Paul Charlton. Together her and Paul had one son, Todd Charlton. She and Paul later divorced.
Later in life Judy met Mike McKeag. They fell in love and married, and would be married for the rest of both their days. We hope they are together again somewhere out there.
After Judy moved to Montesano with Mike and Todd she started her career at Timberland Bank as a bank teller. From where she would retire 25 or so years later. She made friends with everyone in town while working there. Always, all the time we would hear it from our friends, or maybe a checker at Thriftway or maybe our mail lady: “Judy at Timberland. Oh yes Judy, the little, tiny pretty blonde, She is so sweet.”
We could never write about Judy without describing just how special she really was. She was beautiful, yes, she was smart. Oh yes. She was funny, and whitty, and loyal (to her own default sometimes). Judy was almost always on point. She dressed to the finest, her hair and makeup always done. She was well known for her exuberance, cheerfulness, and that crazy sparkle that she always had. It didn’t matter if she knew you or not; Judy always had something kind or funny to say. She would smile at you and almost always leave you with a hug. Again, even if she didn’t know you that well.
Judy just loved life. She loved her dogs, Mandy and Maybe. They were her everything, they were her babies. We would laugh at how crazy she was with these dogs. One holiday she trained Mandy how to open up presents; just in time to show her grandkids on Christmas Day.
Judy adored her grandkids. Everything was made special for them. Every holiday and all the birthdays she would always have a special made basket or sweetly hidden presents in the house. They loved her back just as much.
Judy leaves behind her son Todd (Donna) Charlton of Montesano; grandkids Brittany and McKenzi Charlton of Montesano; and great-grandchild Jax Charlton of Montesano. She was preceded in death by her husband Mike McKeag.
We will miss you Judy and all your sparkle.
Judy loved parties so please join us for one all about her on Sunday, June 30, 2019, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 3 Monte Elma Rd.
To share memories or express condolences please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Harrison Family Mortuary of Montesano is honored to assist the family.