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Judith Leone Waugh

January 18, 1940February 27, 2020

Judith Leone Waugh of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away on February 27, 2020. She was born in Flint, Michigan on January 18, 1940 to John Ralph McFarlan Brown and Catherine Wilhelmina Thies. Judith graduated from Kearsley High in Flint, and went on to receive her Master of Business degree from the University of Phoenix. From there she went on to have a career in real estate. Judith was married to Gernard C. Waugh on November 1, 1958. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Rodney Brown. Judith is survived by her husband, Gernard C. Waugh; her daughters, Erin Leslie Waugh and Tracey (J.R. Stephens) Lynley; her sons, Brennen R. (Jeanne Brooks) Waugh and Curt C. (Kathy nee Kinninger) Waugh; and her grandchildren, Vincent F. Ryan (Erin), Edward T. Miner (Tracey), David W. Miner (Tracey), Kelsey P. Waugh (Brennen), Zachary B. Waugh (Brennen), Audrey C. Waugh (Curt), and Vivian C. Waugh (Curt). In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of one of Judith’s passions, to the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) ( A Celebration of Life will be held for Judith on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:30 PM via Zoom. To join the service please follow the link,


27 February

Celebration of Life

1:30 pm



Judith Leone Waugh

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Nancy Ford

October 30, 2020

So sorry to learn of Judy's passing. I worked with her and Gernard in Salem, Ohio in a couple of local theater groups. They were both so talented, and especially supportive and kind to me. Those were fun and formative years. May she rest in peace and power.

Elaine Gatlin

March 31, 2020

Judy gave me chance in 1982 by hiring me at the Rochester Board
of REALTORS. She was not only my boss and mentor, but a long time friend. Gernard taught me how to use a computer! Judy taught me to never give up.
We shared many fun memories with so many of the REALTORS in
Rochester. I had a lifetime career (34 years) because of the opportunity she gave me. My heart and prayers go out to Gernard and her family. I will never forget her.

Shelley Zurek

March 13, 2020

How can you put into words what a ray of sunshine, voice of reason and stellar individual meant to you? My Aunt Judy was beyond a doubt one of the most influential women in my life. I adored her (and always felt like she did me). She had music in her voice when she spoke or laughed. And the emails and Facebook posts kept me close to her, even when I couldn't see her. She will be deeply missed by all who love her. She loved her family with a love that could best be captured with the words "Mama Bear"... and I will never forget her favorite song that she often sang with Uncle Gernard..."I got you Babe".

Joan Guyett

March 4, 2020

We spent many hours exercising at the zoo (OPC) at 6:30 a.m. three days a week. We had many things in common regarding the happy and sad times we have had through our lives with our families and relatives.
You are going to be sadly missed by Ron and I and your family. You are no longer hurting as God will take care of you now.

Blessings to your family always.

Denise Briggs

March 3, 2020

Judy was a very special person. My parents and our family have known her for 50 years. When my family moved to Canfield, Ohio when I was a sophomore in high school they also moved to Salem, Ohio. When we moved back to Romeo, Michigan, they came a little later to Rochester, Michigan. When I had Alicia, Judy gave me a baby shower. She always had been there when we needed her. She was there when my Mom died with her support. You will be missed.

Lynn Mallette

March 2, 2020

I enjoyed my time with Judy. A faithful friend, a loving spirit and beautiful smile. She was one of my favorite "partners in crime". Carry on my sweet friend. I will miss you forever.

To Judy's loving family, you now have your very own heavenly Angel watching over all of you.

Shirley Stone

March 2, 2020

Our Dearest Judy,
You started our days with "Today Is", then brightened our mornings with your beautiful smile. We could always count on you for addresses and phone numbers, when needed. How you had everyones info, we will never know. You were our Captain and kept everyone in the loop. A beloved leader who will be so missed by each and everyone of us. Your footprints are all over our hearts and will remain there forever.

Always your "Zooites",

Bobbie, Brian, Don, Joan, Art, Pat, Marlee, Ed, Horst, Bob and Shirley

p.s. We will celebrate you birthday in April, as requested.

James Sands

February 29, 2020

Although I understand and accept, there will always be a piece of my heart missing; as I move on. Judy gave more than she received in every relationship, doing so gladly! What a lady!

Scott Luther

February 29, 2020

Rest In Peace Judy. A more kind, intelligent and funny person I have never met. Always a kind word sprinkled in with sarcasm and truth, she has helped me write resume’s and supported me in many situations, my whole life, and I always look forward to Her dialogue through cards or email or in person. Especially in person with a Mom hug and a smiling face and words of wisdom. I feel blessed to have known her.

Bill waugh

February 29, 2020

I remember how kind Judy was to me and my family, what fun we had at her parties,talking with her and Gernard, and how she kept us up on family events and her jovial short stories! May God bless her and her family.