Judy Okesson

Judy Okesson

1947 - 2009

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Obituary of Judy Okesson

Judy G. Badgley Okesson 61 Judy died Saturday April 11, 2009 at Saratoga Hospital due to her 40 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born in Albany, NY on November 3, 1947 to the late Jerry G. and Elizabeth Parr Badgley of the Hickory Ridge Farm in Voorheesville. Judy received her B.S. Degree from SUNY College at Oneonta in Math Education and her Master's Degree of Science from SUNY Albany in Math Education. Judy Married Brian R. Okesson on April 25, 1969. Judy worked as a Computer Programmer/Analyst with General Electric from 1970-73. Judy and her husband moved to Scottsdale Arizona in the fall of 1973, where she worked for Motorola Co. as a Senior Programmer/Analyst until 1985. Judy then became Professor of Computer Science at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her teaching career was cut short due to the advancement of her M.S. Judy retired in 2005. Judy moved back to Saratoga Springs in May of 2007 to be closer to her family. Judy loved horses, hiking and camping until the complication of M.S forced her to stop. Judy is survived by her devoted husband and caregiver of forty years Brian R. Okesson, her sister Marion Badgley(Robert) Parmenter of Voorheesville, nephew Jerry R.(Monica)Parmenter of Voorheesville, niece Heather Parmenter(Michael) Reiffer of West Chester, PA and special Hunt Lake friends. Memorial service will be held at Woodland Commons, The Saratoga Room, 156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. on Thursday April 23, 2009 at 2:00PM The family suggests memorials in Judy's name be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 421 New Karner Road, Albany, NY. 12205 To light a candle visit us at mevecfuneralhome.com