Judith Ann VesseyAug. 8, 1943 — Jan. 2, 2022

Judith Ann Vessey, 78, a lifelong Grays Harbor County resident, died at home in McCleary on Jan. 2, 2022.

Judith Ann Vessey, 78, a lifelong Grays Harbor County resident, died at home in McCleary on Jan. 2, 2022.

Judy was born Aug. 8, 1943, to Marcus and Dorothy Windell, the middle child of three siblings.

After graduating from Elma High School in 1961, she went on to beauty school, becoming a licensed beautician. She also enjoyed working at Ocean Spray during the seasonal harvest of cranberries for over 15 years.

Judy married her high school sweetheart, Chris Vessey, in 1962 and they had three children: Kelly (Denny) Martell, Chris (Jacki) and Mark.

Judy enjoyed camping with her family when the children were growing up and later traveling to Arizona for the winters with Chris in their RV. She was an avid gardener and took great pleasure in spending hours pruning and trimming her flowers and garden beds. Roses were her favorite. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and was known for her little wild blackberry pies. Another joy was raising the family pets over the years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and sister, Barbara. She is survived by her husband, three children and her sister Pat (Dick) Irving. The family would also like to thank her hospice nurses and her two caregivers for all of their care, compassion and love. Cremation arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives in Tumwater. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the McCleary Museum.