Judith Eileen "Judy" Williams-Mosher
June 25, 1945 - December 21, 2017
On Thursday, December 21, 2017, Judith Eileen Williams-Mosher, 72, devoted wife, mother, and sister, finished her fight with Multiple Sclerosis, surrounded by her family, while visiting her much-loved cabin in the Ritter's Hidden Valley community of Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Born June 25, 1945, in Walterboro, SC, the eldest daughter of the late Col. Arthur F. Williams and Gertrude McClellan Williams, Judy spent much of her childhood overseas in France and Germany, attending the Notre Dame de Jeunes Filles in Vernon. Returning to the states as a teenager, she graduated from Fairborn High School in Ohio and then earned her degree in Biochemistry from Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio. While in New York, she earned her Masters Degree in Toxicology. A lover of education, Judy served as a science teacher in the New York City public school system until 1984. On June 2, 1984, she married Jerry Q. Mosher and relocated to Virginia Beach, VA, and soon after, settled into their home in Chesapeake, VA. For the better part of 30 years, Judy taught Chemistry at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA, and is known throughout that community as a teacher, a tutor, and a mentor. She was also a science instructor at the Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Va. Additionally, she was a motorcycle enthusiast, taking trips throughout the country on her bike. An avid bowler, Judy later participated in and won a national championship title in the American Wheelchair Bowling Association. As a Native American, she was a vocal advocate of Native American issues. Later in life, she enjoyed weekly Bible studies with her former co-workers and visiting Rock Church in Virginia Beach, VA. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Q. Mosher; daughter Kymberly (Carl) Kent; step-daughter, Misty (Damein) Robbins; six grandchildren (Kent), Samantha, Joshua, (Hannah) Jordan, Sarah, Samuel, and Jessica; three grandchildren (Mosher-Robbins), Scarlette, Ruth, and David; brother, Arthur (Marie) Williams, Jr.; sister, Elisabeth (Larry) Williams-Caison, and a host of extended loving family members and friends.
Private Funeral services were provided by Giffin Funeral Home in Capon Bridge, WV, www.giffinfuneralhome.com.
Memorial Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where a memorial fund has been established in Judy's name.
Memorial Gathering will be held at the family home in Chesapeake, VA (338 Kemp Lane East, Chesapeake, VA 23325) on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 11am until 3pm.