Jackie Judd

Profile Updated: July 25, 2014
Jackie Judd
Residing In: St. Ann, MO USA
Occupation: Retired Editor
Children: Tina (Reece) Chimento, born 1967; Michael Reece, born 1968

I graduated from UMSL in 1989. I started there in 1972. You do the math--but I was persistent while also working and single-parenting full-time! I didn't get ALL of my credit hours at UMSL, but most of them. By the time I got my degree in mass media communications, I was already the managing editor of a peer-reviewed scholarly journal housed at UMSL, The Urban Affairs Review, where I worked for the last 15 years of my worklife. I worked at various universities all of my worklife after I was divorced from my children's father in 1971. I was married twice, from 1965 to 1971 and from 1981 to 1982. After that short-term second marriage, I gave up on marriage as a life-style.

My adult children have given me eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, all of whom are the most beautiful, most intelligent, most loving people in the world (of course).

I've done a fair amount of traveling, mostly within the United States. I got to go to Paris, France (with day trips to Versailles and Mont St. Michel), with my son and a friend, for 10 days in 1997. I also enjoyed a 10-day vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in 1994. Those two trips are my only non-bordertown excursions outside the U.S. I'm ready for cruises now!

One of my friends at Pattonville, Cee Smiley, and I have remained close friends through the years. Via Facebook, we reunited with three more of our closest Pattonville friends, Carol (Mattmann) Davey, Jo-Ann (Lay) Gertken, and Rob Guion, afew years ago. We act like 15-year olds when we're together, and that's pretty hard on our 60+-year-old bodies. I would love to see many more classmates/friends!

Currently, I am being a wannabe artist (which I have always wanted to be)and a poet (which I've always been). My goal is to publish a book of my poems with my own artwork to illustrate them. Another goal of mine is to read all of the books on my ever-growing list, which will take a very long time!

School Story:

I was too rowdy to tell any of my high school stories here!

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Robert Hotchkiss has left an In Memory comment for Jackie Judd.
Oct 04, 2016 at 12:33 PM

I have not seen Jackie since High School yet we have communicated for several years around our birthdays as they were so close.  Jackie was unknowingly an important part of my life and played a significant part in my love of mathematics and my career.  In 9th grade algebra class Mr. Charles set up a competition and had a class seating arrangement for those ranked first to last based on all testings including pop quizzes.  Jackie and I competed for that first chair all year long. The competition was intense, back and forth, and really fueled the fire to study, learn, compete and have fun with it.   We became really good friends and we communicated with each other, almost 50  years later, how significant that year and that interaction was in each of our lives.  I was getting ready to send her a birthday message when shocked to learn that she passed away (on October 23, 2015) just after her last birthday .  I am saddened by her passing and yet very appreciative of the moments in life that we shared.   Thank you Jackie!

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Oct 02, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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Oct 09, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Posted on: Oct 09, 2015 at 4:33 AM

Oct 04, 2015 at 8:03 PM

Happy Birthday, Bobby! You're still older than I am! lol I keep thinking of ninth-grade things I want to tell you, ask you. I hope you're well and happy. Have a great year ahead!

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Sep 04, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, Dear Kenny! Happy Birthday to you....And Many Moooooooore!

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Aug 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM

Posted on: Aug 17, 2015 at 2:45 AM

Happy Birthday, Rich! Have a great year!

Oct 09, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Happy Birthday Jackie. Notify the fire marshal before setting a bonfire on the cake, and make a big wish. My bonfires have started to set off the smoke detectors.

Oct 09, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Happy Birthday my friend ... I love seeing someone older then me! LOL

Oct 09, 2014 at 12:33 AM

Indeed I am older and therefore 5 days wiser! ( I wonder what that means?) Here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday.

Oct 05, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Happy Birthday. Bobby, you old man (I get to say that for 5 days every year)! Would love to talk to you again--give me a call when you can. :)

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Sep 17, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Happy Birthday, Carol! I looked for you at the reunion, but it was kinda hard to recognize anybody--lol. You share your birthday with my youngest son (who is 45 today--ugh). May you have a happy year!

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Aug 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Happy Birthday, Kendall!

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Jul 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Posted on: Jul 26, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Congratulations, Carol! I can tell by your pictures that you are in a wonderful relationship, and I am so happy for you!

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Apr 04, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Happy Birthday, Carol! Have a great day and a great year!

Mar 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

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Jan 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Happy Birthday, Barbara! I hope this is your best year yet! I'm still looking forward to getting together with you.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:00 AM
Sophomore picture (I think)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:00 AM
Last summer, with my great granddaughter Shailyn
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:00 AM
09.08.12 My granddaughter gives me pink hair at Paul Mitchell Salon School, where she is a student!