Judith Anne Langford Chase passed away peacefully on Monday September 13 in her home in Pacific Palisades. She was a 57-year resident of the Palisades.
She was born on June 13, 1938, in Kentucky. She grew up in Owensboro, Kentucky, and was a graduate of Owensboro High School. After graduation, she attended and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Nursing as an RN.
Judy lived a storied career. After working as an RN at the Veterans Hospital in Louisville, she became a flight attendant for TWA. She began her TWA career in Los Angeles where she met her husband, Phillip Chase, her surviving spouse. Judy and Phil were married in 1964 and raised four wonderful children, Elizabeth, Mary, Francesca and Charles.
Early in marriage, Judy returned to full-time nursing at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood, California, to help support the family, a new house and Phil’s new startup business. She also enjoyed her part-time job at the Los Angeles International Airport, where she assisted in giving airport tours to school children.
Due to Judy’s dedication and hard work, the children all received great educations. Elizabeth attended University of California San Diego and received her MD from the UCLA School of Medicine; Mary graduated from UC Santa Barbara; Francesca graduated from USC and Charles graduated from UC Santa Barbara and USC’s Marshall School of Business.
After the children were raised and graduated from college, Judy took a well-earned hiatus for a few years to enjoy traveling to their country home in Nebraska. Judy returned to psychiatric nursing in the ’90s at Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey, California. She ultimately completed her 50-year career as an RN at Brotman Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.
Judy was the last in her immediate family to pass away. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Juel Langford, and by her siblings, Charles, James and Lowell. She is survived by her husband Phil, four children and eight grandchildren.
Services were held at Corpus Christi Church on Saturday, September 25. Judy will be buried in the Chase Family plot in Schuyler, Nebraska.
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