Judith Arline Whetstone

April 12, 1942January 12, 2013

Judith Arline (Croom) Whetstone was surrounded by family and friends as she passed peacefully from this life into the waiting arms of Jesus and her parents on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 after a long illness. She was born on April 12, 1942 in Oklahoma City, graduated from Northwest Classen HS in 1960, and attended OK State University. Judy was an artist, a pianist and sang beautifully! An executive secretary by profession, she worked at Kerr-McGee for 26 years, received her business degree in 1986 from UCO, and worked at OETA & the OK Dept of Commerce until she retired in 2002. She married Bill on Feb. 14, 1998 and they had many good times and fun adventures together, such as gardening, travel, photography, NWC alumni activities and being with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack Jr & Dorothy Croom of OKC. She is survived by her husband Bill of the home, daughter Laura Smith & grandson Adam Smith of OKC, granddaughter Jennifer (Chad) Lee, & great granddaughter Anna Grace of Louisville, KY, aunt and uncle Roland & AnnaBeth Croom of OKC, her cat Swanee, and many special cousins, friends & caregivers. Thank you so much for all you’ve done for Judy and for us. Judy attended and served at New Covenant Christian Church (12000 N. Rockwell Ave, OKC), and funeral services will be held there Thurs, Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be at Hahn-Cook Street & Draper on Wed. Jan. 16 from 8 am to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the OK Parkinson Foundation, Free to Live, NWC Alumni Association, or charity of choice. Judy was a precious lady who enjoyed people, places and things; she loved life and lived it to the fullest, and she will be greatly missed!


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2013

Judith Arline Whetstone

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Wayne and Cathy Isaacs

January 18, 2013

We knew Judy at Kerr-McGee when she worked for James Randolph. She was so helpful to me as a new secretary in the office of the Coal Corporation! I don't think I would have survived long without her help! She was very professional and also a friend.

john platt

January 17, 2013

We have known Judy since she was in high school. She was a member of her high school choral group The Northwest Classen Cry-Slurs. Judy's musical talent, strong work ethics, dependability, and upbeat personality made her a very important part of this choir. Like her parents she gave more than 110% support to anything she was involved in. We will always have blessed memories of Judy. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Platt

Leon Smith

January 16, 2013

She brought a lot of "class" to our work place, a sweet lady.

Mickie Smith

January 15, 2013

I worked with Judy for 6 years at OETA. She was a good human; kind, funny, uplifting.
Bill, when she married you there was a spring in her step that had not been there before. You brought her such joy and peace. I know she did the same for you.
With prayers of comfort.