Details for Judith Diane Howard

Judith Diane Howard, 71, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family members on October 6, 2019. She was born in Madisonville, Texas on November 26, 1947, to Emery and Carlene Beaumont. She attended and graduated from John Tyler High School. Judith then went on to attend Harper College and St. Francis School of Nursing where she obtained a Bachelor of Science and her Nursing degree. She graduated Cum Laude while at St. Francis School of Nursing. Judith was a wonderful caregiver who in her career as a registered nurse was proud of being a nurse trainer, leader and eventually nurse supervisor. Judith married Jay on December 15, 1967. Judith was a member of New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages. She also enjoyed playing bridge, card making and was a gourmet cook. Judith is survived by her loving husband, Jay B. Howard; son, Jeffrey David (Sandy) Howard of Olathe, KS; daughter, Janet Katherine (Glen) Kirchen of Bartlett, IL; and five grandchildren; Gretchen, Derek, Heidi, Sarah, and Thomas. A Memorial service will be held on November 30, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vitas Hospice. Online condolences may be said at