Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary

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Judy Gail Derringer

November 18, 1946September 12, 2020

Judy Derringer began her journey on November 18, 1946 and passed away on September 12, 2020. She was born to the late Elven and Opal Knight in San Diego, California. She grew up in San Diego with her mother, Opal and brothers, Dean, Jack, and Tony. Judy married Jonathan Derringer in 1963.

Jon and Judy raised seven children together; Michael, Miles, Julie, Heather, Karla, Lyanna and Jason. When you think of Judy one word comes to mind, selfless. She spent her life taking care of others and putting their needs above her own. She was a foster parent for many years and anyone who needed refuge and a place to call home was welcome with open arms, a safe place to lay their head and a home cooked meal each night. She was a strong and passionate woman. She fought for what she believed in and if you needed her in your corner, she was there no matter what the situation was. She would move mountains for you, make sacrifices for you, and always encouraged you to take the challenging path. Your tears, were her tears, your happiness, was her happiness. She found joy in the successes of the people around her. Make no mistake, she would make her opinion known and wasn't afraid to give you the cold hard truth, but she did it with love and grace.

Her legacy will live on through the hundreds of people who had the honor of crossing her path. Judy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jon; her children Miles, Julie, Lyanna, Jason, Karla, and Heather; her grandchildren Kaleb, Gabriel, Adrian, Amber, Matthew, Steven, and Christopher; great grandchildren; and dozens of nieces and nephews she loved dearly. Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again.

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Devra Crandall

September 24, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire Derringer family. She was a force and it’s hard to believe that she is gone from this earth. My heart is with you all with love and many blessings to Judy on her journey.

Love, Devra

Lyanna Alvarez

September 21, 2020

I knew one day this would happen. I would lose you and all that you are. I didn’t know it would be so soon. There’s a hole in my heart and I don’t know what to do with it. I know right now it hurts like crazy, but one day it will be a reminder of the life you left behind and the legacy you leave us all. I look forward to that day, but right now it hurts. I know you would be upset with me crying and carrying on, you would tell me to wipe those crocodile tears away, no sense in crying. All I want to do is drive over to your house and gossip and tell you everything that’s happening, and listen to your voice again. For now, here’s a thank you for all that you have given me and more. I love you mom!
Thank you
For choosing Me to be your daughter
For showing me how to be strong and independent
For teaching me how to stick up for myself
For being my best friend
For never letting me go without
For giving me a voice
For never giving up on me
For carpooling me to and from school and activities
For being a leader
For encouraging me
For the sacrifices you made
For raising me to be passionate and giving
For giving me advice(even when I didn’t want it)
For loving me everyday
For always being there even when I didn’t deserve it
Thank you for being you!
I will never forget you, until we meet again.


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