Judith Kathryn Engert passed away peacefully on June 25, 2018 at home with her family after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
She was born December 8, 1942 in Greencastle, Indiana. As a child her family moved to California in 1947. She resided in Southern California and was a dedicated English teacher, retiring in 1998 from Hemet Unified School District. In 2010, she moved to Gulf Breeze and lived under the care of her daughter, son-in law and grandchildren.
Judy was a dedicated teacher, inspiring her students with her love of literature and writing. She was known for her "funny jokes" and infectious laughter. As a young women she traveled the globe, living a short time in Switzerland and Hawaii. She spoke fluent French and early in her teaching career she taught French to High School Students.
Judy was an avid doll collector, collecting dolls from around the world. She had a special love of nature in the mountains and for many years spent her free time at her cabin in Idyllwild, California.
She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Ruth Martin, her brother Jack Martin and her husband George Engert. Survivors include her daughter Erin Synoground of Gulf Breeze, FL; sister Carol Fallis, brother David Martin and three grandchildren Randy, Bailey and Luke.
She will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
"Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM.
Judy was my best friend since we were 15. I fondly remember great times with the Martins and how they treated me like one of the family. I remember Judy and I would laugh so hard we'd pee in our pants. She came to visit me on the Big Island and my 10 yr old son and took her to see the lava as it went into the sea. It was on this visit that I shared Jesus with her and she enthusiastically received Him into her heart. She said "I thought you never ask." We who are in Christ, celebrate that she is in her Saviour's arms.
Lani Goodness-GloryVOLCANO, HI