Judy Kay Godwin passed away on October
29, 2007 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Judy was born on April 27, 1945 in Duncan, Oklahoma, the
daughter of Julius (Red) Driver and Olive Louise (Brunk)
Driver. She was the youngest of two daughters. She attended
Central State College where she received her BS in
Education. She married John C. Godwin of Watonga in 1966.
Judy was a loving and supportive daughter, sister, wife,
mother, grandmother and friend. John and Judy had two
children Terri Kay and John William Godwin. They were also
blessed with three beautiful granddaughters. Judy taught at
the Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee for two years then moved
on to work at the Okmulgee Courthouse for ten years and
later at Citizens Security Bank. She was always happy to
help at The Blossom Shop on special occasions and was an
active volunteer within her community including Church of
the Redeemer, Service League, Okmulgee Country Club, Bedouin
Shrine, Cancer Society Fundraisers and numerous others. Judy
enjoyed her local bridge group and sharing her love of golf
with John. Judy and John also shared a passion for helping
the Bedouin Shrine in their effort to heal crippled
children. Their volunteer work took them coast-to-coast.
Judy was always courageous and the ultimate optimist.
Through her own illness, her doctors called her their
miracle patient – defying all odds and predictions. Judy is
preceded in death by her parents Julius (Red) Driver and
Olive (Brunk) Driver. Judy is survived by her loving husband
of 41 years, John C. Godwin, and her caring children:
daughter Terri Kay Yater and husband John of Cushing; son
John William and wife Stephanie Godwin of Tulsa;
granddaughters Crystal and Jennifer Hillman of Ohio and
Julia Godwin of Tulsa; sister Linda Pat Colgan and husband
Jim of Tulsa; mother-in-law Rose Godwin of Watonga;
sister-in-law Karen Marie Bringham and husband David of
Watonga and numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be
held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, at First United
Methodist Church, Okmulgee. Private family interment will
follow immediately at Okmulgee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions may be made to the Bedouin Shrine
Transportation Fund at PO Box 1667 Muskogee, Oklahoma 74402.
There will be no public visitation. Services are under the
direction of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee.
Condolences may be sent to mcclendon-winters.com