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Judith Dale Haygood

May 10, 1932March 15, 2014

HAYGOOD, Judith Dale (Engel), age 81 of Beavercreek, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she graduated from the Seton High School and the College of Notre Dame. She won the Atlantic Monthly Scholarship in 1954. Mrs. Haygood held a Master’s degree in English from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont. Mrs. Haygood also graduated from the Kettering College of Medical Arts. Mrs. Haygood taught English on the secondary level at schools in Baltimore, Los Angeles and Beavercreek. She gave many volunteer hours to various organizations such as the USAF Officers’ Wives’ Club, Boy Scouts of America, and various church organizations. She was a docent at the Dayton Art Institute and a member of the American Association of University Women and the Beavercreek Women’s League. Mrs. Haygood enjoyed being the wife of a career Air Force officer traveling in the U.S. and Europe. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Lee Haygood, a graduate of the Naval Academy. She is survived by her daughter Rosalind (Nick) Vidakovic of Sarasota, Florida, and her son Ernest and grandchildren Mariah and William of Beavercreek. Mrs. Haygood is also survived by her brother Edward Engel of Globe, Arizona. The earthly remains of Lee and Judy Haygood will be inurned at the United States Navel Academy columbarium, Annapolis, Maryland. Arrangements have been entrusted to the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may made to the Walter Reed Society, In., an organization that supports military veterans. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.


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March 25, 2014

May God comfort you as you grieve the loss of your loved one. My sincere condolences to the family. 2 Cor. 1:4.

Sally Anne Peirce

March 24, 2014

Judy will be missed greatly by all she came in contact with. She was an excellent guide. Many learned great things from her. She was very sincere at what she did and enjoyed it greatly. all who came in contact with her learned something. For this she will always be remember (as a great teacher). Thanks so much. May the God of comfort, comfort her family during this most difficult time.

March 20, 2014

May the Haygood family draw closer to God in this their time of sorrow.(James 4:8 )

Sue and Ted Rytel

March 17, 2014

Our neighbor Judy was high spirited, smart, and just a darling lady. Ted and I drove past the condos on March 15th and talked about how much we liked Judy. And I saw her obit the next day. Roz and Nick, I'm so sorry for your loss! We will forever remember Judy and the things you did to make her home a bright and vivid blooming place. If you are still in the area, give us a call.

Marilyn Sharp

March 17, 2014

Judy was a member and a leader of a women's Bible Study group at Kirkmont Presbyterian Church. She was a kind and loving person and we in the group have missed her so much. My condolence to Roz & Nick who have been caring for Judy during her illness.
Marilyn Sharp

Virgil Rehg

March 16, 2014

When I read that Judy Haygood died, I thought, "OH NO!" I feel fortunate that I knew her; I was a docent at the same time as she was a docent at the DAI. She was a very, very good docent; her descriptions were not only educational, they were also creative and enjoyable. I was scheduled to do a presentation on one of the paintings and decided to write a script to go with the presentation of the painting. I asked Judy if she would like to represent one of the figures in the painting, and she agreed. When she came to the painting, she was wearing a costume that made the presentation much more interesting for the viewers. She has been in my thoughts lately, and I was planning on getting in touch with her; now, to my regret, I missed out on talking to a wonderful person. To Judy's family, please accept my sympathy for your loss of a brilliant and amazing person. Virgil Rehg

mary eberle

March 16, 2014

I remember Judy as a docent at the DAI. She had an amazing sense of humor and was one of our best docents! She took a special interest in me when I started having joint replacement and I always appreciated her kind wishes and ability to make anyone laugh. She was great with museum patrons and especially with school children. I wish her family peace as they begin this new chapter in their lives, knowing that Judy left them with many years of happy memories. We all loved her and missed her when she left the museum. Thank you, Judy, for all that you did!

Margie Perenic

March 16, 2014

I remember Judy well from my days of working at the Reference Desk at the Beavercreek Library. She was always pleasant to talk with and very appreciative of anything that was accomplished for her. My sincere condolences to the entire family for the loss of this wonderful woman.