July 1, 1949 - February 23, 2022
Judith “Judy” Sharon Wahlstrom passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 22, surrounded by her family and closest friends. Judy was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 1, 1949, to Ernest Wahlstrom and Sidney Wahlstrom. She and her mother moved to Tennessee in 1965 to help care for her grandmother, Ethel Speck. After graduating from Lebanon High School and Business College, Judy began working for the State of Tennessee as a secretary in the Social Services division of the Department of Public Welfare. This was the beginning of a lifelong career with the State of Tennessee. Judy served as an administrative secretary in the Departments of Human Services, Children Services, and Education. Judy won the honor of Secretary of the Year in 1989 and was also a recipient of the Compassion Award from the Department of Human Services. If you knew Judy, you know she had a passion for helping others. Not only did she care about the families and children she assisted through her work, she also cared about her fellow state employees. She served as President of the Tennessee State Employees Association (TSEA) for 10 years. In her position, Judy worked tirelessly to help improve and protect the rights and benefits of state employees. Judy retired after serving the State of Tennessee for 36 years. Judy’s concern for others extended far into the Nashville Community. She served with the Room In The Inn winter shelter program for 35 years. She was the Council President at Memorial Lutheran Church, taught Sunday School, and served as the Vacation Bible School coordinator. Since 2012, Judy was a full-time volunteer at the East Nashville Cooperative Ministry (ENCM) helping the organization to continue their history of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. She has served as the ENCM Director since 2017. The family would like to thank lifelong friends, Eileen Beehan, Vickie Lawson, Brenda Thompson, and Jo Ann Davis-Davis for their love and support for Judy during her life and recent illnesses. Judy is survived by many cousins who thought of Judy as an aunt or sister. These include members of the Seta family from Cincinnati, Ohio, the Speck and Crawford families from Lebanon, Tennessee, and the Suttle family from Aurora, Colorado. Judy put others’ needs before her own. In the words of one of her family members, “Judy was the best of us”. She will be dearly missed. Visitation and a celebration of life service for Judy will be Thursday, March 3rd at Memorial Lutheran Church, 1211 Riverside Drive, Nashville, TN. Visitation from 10:00 till 1:00 and service at 1:00. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens, 618 South Maple St. Lebanon, TN 37087. Those unable to attend may view the service via Zoom at https://us02web.-zoom.us/j/6152620224 Password: ELCA In lieu of flowers, please donate to the East Nashville Cooperative Ministry, 3115 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216.
Judith “Judy” Sharon Wahlstrom passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 22, surrounded by her family and closest friends. Judy was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 1, 1949, to Ernest Wahlstrom and Sidney Wahlstrom. She and her... View Obituary & Service Information
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