Judith Pierce Chilton
June 17, 1941 – June 23, 2020
Judith Pierce Chilton, age 79, formerly of Wilmington, DE and Lewes, DE passed away on June 23 in Littleton, CO.
Raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Graduated from University of Michigan School of Nursing. Married David Knowles Chilton, 1968. Put nursing degree to work as a registered nurse in positions with DuPont Corporation and Astra Zeneca.
She lost David to cancer in 1985 and subsequently raised two young sons through their teens and into adulthood as a single mom. Was a lover of music throughout her life and was a fixture in the choir at Concord Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE and later at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Performed for Opera Delaware as a member of the chorus through the 1980s and 1990s.
A loving and generous person who loved to laugh, her life was defined by family, friends, music, and faith. Moved to Denver, CO in recent years to be closer to family.
Survived by two sons, three grandchildren, her sister, and many nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name to the American Cancer Society.
- American Cancer Society
Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery
Judith Pierce Chilton
July 9, 2020
I was blessed to be a "Choir Sister" of Judy's... at EPWORTH UMC...
she had a beautiful voice and was a delight to know.....the choir
felt her absence when she relocated to Colorado......we still miss
her lovely presence........
Heartfelt sympathy to all her family.......
Gail Allen Cole
July 8, 2020
Judy’s my Aunt. As a young kid, I didn’t get to know her very well. But in the limited number of visits we made to the East Coast from Phoenix, I could easily tell she was nicer than most people I’d ever met and still meet to this day. When I was older, I happened to be able to share a meal with her while on a visit to Deac Chilton’s memorial. My childhood recollection of her was underestimated, she was even more amazing. Completely a courteous, polite, patient respecting and selfless person. I was immediately upset I hadn’t gotten the chance to see more of her in my life. I saw her again at my wedding reception on Block Island with cousins Dan and Jeff. And a few years later I got to see her at Dan and Vivian’s wedding in Colorado. And I had the honor of visiting her in Colorado in 2017. Way too little time spent with such a wonderful person. I was blessed to have known her at all. One of the best. Love you Judy. Love Matt.
June 27, 2020
Judy and I met in the Epworth Choir and through the years shared many happy times together. Four of us from the Choir took a Cruise on the Queen Mary II to the Caribbean Islands in 2008 and I will never forget those memories! The four of us also went to Williamsburg, VA for a weekend during the Christmas season -- a very special time! We were all devastated when Judy suffered that nasty fall and the complete turn of events that brought to her life. But we knew she would depend on her Christian faith to get her through whatever was to come. Thank you, Dan, for taking such good care of her for all these years. You were a wonderful son and I know you and all of your family will miss her terribly. My deepest sympathy to you all.