Judith G. Tarlton, age 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away at 12:45 pm on Wednesday September 5, 2018. Born on March 11, 1942, in Allen County, she was the daughter of Emmett and Huldah (Ramsey) Bowie.
Judith attended Whitley County Schools and graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1960. She then attended Purdue University. Judith worked at International Harvester, Fort Wayne for 16 years, in addition to several local hospitals. Judith enjoyed dancing, sewing, and animals. In addition to being a multimedia artist that could make something out of anything, she also won a ribbon at the Whitley County Fair for her drawings.
Survivors include her daughter Dawn Bowie of Fort Wayne; siblings Lewis "Bud" Bowie, Berniece White, Deborah (Tom) McClurg, and Adele Rouch, all of Columbia City, Rebecca Bowie of Fort Wayne, Laura (Danny) McDaniel of Leo, Ruth Ann (Jack) Davis of Hamilton, IN, and Joan Harrigan of Lafayette, IN; brother-in-law Floyd Wolfe of Pierceton. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Susan Wolfe, and nephew Douglas Harding.
A memorial gathering for Judith will be held from 1-3 pm on Saturday September 15, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church 2001 South 500 East, Columbia City. Memorial contributions in memory of Judith may be to the Cleveland Clinic or Whitley County Humane Society. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send the family an online condolence.
I was sorry to see of your sister's passing. I will say a special prayer for you today.
Just believe in God and he will give you the strength for your grieving to carry you through each day. My condolence goes out to each of you. Pauline L Bruch Class of “57”.
May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of Judith G. Bowie Tarlton,
CCHS Alumni Class of 1960. The Alumni of CCHS extends sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to Judith's family.
My sincere condolences. I was a high school classmate of Judy's and remember her especially in Home Ec.
My condolences to all of you , Dawn, Bernie, Adele, Deb, and the rest of the family on the loss of your sister and Mother Judy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all . Marcia Jones
Judy was so beautiful. No matter how sick she was everytime I saw her she always had her makeup and hair just right. She was a talented artist also. Always a joy to talk with her. My condolences to your Mother, sisters and brother.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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