Judith (Judy) Jones
EAST DOVER - Judith (Judy) Jones, 88, died unexpectedly at her residence in East Dover on Friday, November 25.
Judy was born on August 26, 1934, in New York City, daughter of the late John and Mary (Borelli) Morse. Judy graduated from Cornell University and later obtained a master’s degree in science, which led her to become a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. One of Judy’s greatest achievements was being a part of the team that created one of the first full-spectrum antibiotics. Her love of education expanded as she changed the lives of children, teaching science to students in local schools, Leland & Gray High School, and Mount Snow Academy.
Judy loved cats as well as horses. She was often found at horse shows, supporting her daughter and cheering her on. In her later years, she enjoyed reading magazines, supporting her community, revolutionary war reenactments, and Queen Elizabeth. Judy was also a member of the LKG of the West Dover Congregational Church, where she would enjoy her time.
Judy is survived by her daughter Mary Beth McGovern, of Vermont; stepdaughters Cheryl Rickards, of New Jersey, and Felice Atkinson, of Georgia; grandchildren Jordan, Wesley, Gabriel, Kathryne, Elizabeth, Christina, Kimberly, Patrick, and James McGovern V; and great-grandchildren Sophia and Jonah. Judy was preceded in death by her spouse Harry Jones, brother John, and sister Sheila.
Per Judith’s request, no services will be held at this time. She will be greatly missed as she touched the lives of so many. In lieu of flowers send donations to LKG at West Dover Congregational Church. To send personal condolences to the family visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.