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Judy Child of Carmel, California passed away peacefully at her home in Hacienda Carmel on April 17, 2017.

Born "Judith Becker Wilson" October 30, 1940 in Seattle, Washington, her parents were Robert B. Wilson of Spokane, Washington and Constance Hoyt of New York, New York. Judy grew up in Portland, Oregon with her three sisters (Kassie Wilson, Genevieve Laxague and Mardi Chase) and her two brothers (Gregg and Hoyt Wilson). Judy attended the Riverdale school in Portland and attended the Milton Academy in Massachusetts for high school. Judy attended Stanford University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1962 and the University of Oregon where she received her PhD in the Philosophy of Education in 1981.

Judy worked as an administrator and a teacher in the Eugene School District in Eugene, Oregon during the 1970s and as a certified counselor in Portland and Florence, Oregon during the 1980s and 1990s. She continued her youth counselor work at the Rosicrucian Park in San Jose, California through the 1990s.

Judy shared her loving heart and practical wisdom with everyone in her life, impacting a wide circle of family and friends over seven decades. She was a passionate and gifted painter and leaves her family and friends with many memories of her work. Over the past fifteen years Judy was affected by Post Polio Syndrome, but she never stopped enjoying life. Judy was an extraordinarily loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend to those around her.

Judy is survived by her dear friend, Maureen Callaghan, and her three children, Hervey Allen and his wife, Paula Pinto, Katharine Allen and her husband, Tony Phillips and Andrew Castro and his partner, Cathy Doyle, as well as her grandchildren, Anna, Jordan, Amelia, Francisca, Sophia, Xavier and Coco.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, April 28 at 1:30 pm at The Little Chapel by-the-Sea in Pacific Grove, California followed by a reception to be held at the Casa Fiesta in Hacienda Carmel, Carmel, California at 4:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Judy's name to the Food Bank for Monterey County (online at or send a check to: Food Bank for Monterey County, 815 West Market Street, #5, Salinas, CA 93901. Tel: (831) 758-1523).