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Judith Trayer Matselboba

November 24, 1946October 1, 2020

Judy T. Matselboba, age 73, went to be with her LORD on October 1, 2020, following injuries sustained in a car accident on September 18th in Williamsburg, VA. She was born on November 24, 1946, in Burbank, CA, to Harry and Mildred Trayer. She grew up in Petaluma, CA, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where she met her husband, Richard. They married on April 25, 1970 in Petaluma, CA. Judy received her Teaching Credential in elementary education from San Francisco State University and taught first grade before settling in Pinole, CA where she and her husband raised their two daughters. Judy and her husband moved to Williamsburg, VA in 2003 where she loved being active at Williamsburg Community Chapel and with other ministries in the local community. Judy loved the LORD above all, and served Him faithfully. Her life was defined by welcoming and loving all people, and she took every opportunity she could to share the love of Christ with someone. Judy also enjoyed gardening, political activism, traveling internationally, socializing, and reading. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Matselboba (of Williamsburg, VA); her loving daughters, Melanie Lonto and Megan Maslowski (both of Leesburg, VA); her beloved grandchildren, Montana Lonto, Jonathan Maslowski, and Gus Maslowski; her loving sister, Janet Sturdivant (of Petaluma, CA); five nieces; and many dear friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 10:00a.m., at Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Hwy., Williamsburg, VA 23185 to honor Judy’s life, and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Judy’s name to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063 ( Online condolences for the family may be shared at


23 October

A Celebration of Life Service

10:00 am

Williamsburg Community Chapel

3899 John Tyler Hwy
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185


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Jan Sowers Flanagan

October 15, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a very special lady. She showed me such kindness & love during a very difficult time in my life. She will be missed by many. My thoughts & prayers to the family.

Judy Palmer

October 12, 2020

Judy was a very special person, beautiful inside and out. She truly loved the Lord and was a witness for Him every day. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

samira west

October 11, 2020

My thoughts are with you and your entire family. In time, I hope you'll be able to smile when you experience the simple things that remind you of your Mom, like her favorite flower somewhere or the smell of her perfume. That is my wish for you all. -Sam

Susan Trayer Parker

October 10, 2020

Rich and Girls,
My deepest sympathies for your loss! I last saw Judy at Harry's service, and she was as sweet and timeless as ever. I also have a precious memory of she and Rich watching over Mary and I at Jims wedding! We had a fun day with you. I take great comfort in knowing she loved Jesus with her whole being, and shared Him freely.
Susan (Trayer)Parker

Bill Albershardt

October 10, 2020


I am so sorry to read of your Mom's passing; her spirit will always live within you.

My condolences to you and your family.


Janice Triplett

October 9, 2020

Dear Rich and family,
We are saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. I knew her from BSF and Northshore Community Church in Richmond, CA. She was a lovely friend and willing to listen and pray for any need my family or I might have. She radiated the love of Christ and she had a sweet, gentle spirit. We lift you and your family up in prayer and ask that our Lord will comfort all of you during this difficult time.
Love and hugs,
Janice & Paul Triplett

Clarke Morledge

October 8, 2020

Rich: I just recently heard the incredibly sad news regarding Judy. I have enjoyed getting to know Judy over the past year and a half, through the W&M campus/study center prayer group. I particularly enjoyed getting to know you a little bit for the first time, through the Adult Bible Class at the Chapel, this past spring, that you and Judy participated in. Judy was such a deep woman of prayer, filled with a wonderful vision for Christ's church and kingdom, and she encouraged me greatly. It is so difficult to understand why she is no longer with us. But knowing her as a person of prayer, she would want us all to look to the Lord Jesus for the source of life and meaning. My wife, Lisa, and I pray that the God of all comforts will comfort you.

Kathie Conley Doyle

October 7, 2020

Dear Rich, Melanie & Megan
There are no words...I am so very sorry for your loss. Although it’s been many years since we have seen one another your family has always been special in my heart & memories. May you feel God’s presence as you go through this painful time.
Love & prayers,
Kathie Conley Doyle

kurt pless

October 6, 2020

Rich and Girls,
no words can express or deepest sorrow and
condolences to you. i remember when our family came over
when your family moved back east. Steven , Rebecca, Lisa and
i came to say our goodbyes. again our
sincerest condolences to you. Judy was a great Lady. she will be

the Pless Family

Carol Frank

October 6, 2020

Dear Rich & Family,
I’m so very, very sorry to hear about Judy. Among other memories, I fondly remember our last day of school lunch adventures with Megan & Judy, Lindsay & Doreen Etter, Amy (& Hillary) and I.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sadly, Carol Frank


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