Judith Lee Denton

September 18, 1941 ‒ May 31, 2020

Galena, Ohio

Judith “Judy” Lee (Hudson) Denton was born on September 18, 1941 in Delaware, Ohio.

Her parents were Glenn O. Hudson and Bonnylynne Ida Gough Hudson who preceded her in death.

Judy graduated from Willis High School in 1959 and attended THE Ohio State University graduating in 1963 with a B.A. Degree in Social Work. Judy worked for Franklin County Children’s Services for three years before starting her family.

She was active in a variety of community volunteer activities that included the Galena United Methodist Church choir, book clubs, knitting groups, member of the Golden Notes Choir at Delaware County’s senior center Source Point, member of Community Library Board, board member Friends Who Share, and others.

Judy is survived by her husband Bruce; children, Beth, Mike, Ben and Abby; and grandchildren, Hudson, Zetta, Talia, Isabella, Max, and Satchal Denton and Ellie, Sam and Josie Burck.

The family of Judy Hudson Denton is announcing the cancellation of the planned celebration of her life scheduled for September 20,2020 due to the continuing unpredictability of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our family greatly appreciates your thoughts, prayers and support during this difficult time. The family is sponsoring a vocal music scholarship for students attending the Big Walnut Schools. If you would like to participate in this effort please email bdenton@columbus.rr.com. Thank you.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Denton Family.

Please share a memory of condolence with the family at:  www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • What a wonderful lady with a terrific smile! We are all better to have known her. Linda and I send our sympathy for your loss.

  • Judy was such a special person. I’m so grateful to have had her in my life. Her sense of humor, optimism and of course her beautiful smile will be deeply missed. My condolences to Judy’s family and all who loved her.


  • I was in a knitting group with Judy. She was always a bright spot there. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was fun and funny. I will miss her.

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of Judy’s family and friends. She was a very kind lady and always caring for others. May God give you comfort! Keith and Jona Baer

  • What fond memories I have of Judy. I lived a couple of blocks from her while growing up in Delaware. She was always so pleasant and positive to be around. Her contributions to our community and to our society have been so positive and hopefully long lasting. She can now once again help her mother and father make Hamburger Inn cinnamon rolls.

  • Bruce & Family:
    So Sorry to hear about Judy. Lots of fond memories with her and Melinda cooking breakfast for the Rotary Club every Tuesday mornings. Always a joy and laughing even at 7:00 a.m. in the morning. My thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

  • Bruce and Family:

    We just saw in today’s paper about Judy passing away. We are sorry for you and all of your family’s loss of one of our favorite people. Deb remembers how you and Judy were both some of our early friends ib Galena over thirty years ago and we’ll miss her a lot.

  • My deepest condolences. Mrs. Denton was one of my favorite preschool teachers. She also was quick with a big smile and took time to catch up whenever I saw her. She will be missed greatly!

  • Denton family:

    Judy was a wonderful person, which you all already know. She always had a smile on her face. Even when she put regular gas into Bruce’s diesel Jetta. I hadn’t seen her in years but she always held a special place in my heart. She will be missed.
    My heart goes out to your family.

  • Bruce,

    My prayers are with you and your family. It was a privilege to get to know you and Judy during my time in Galena.

    Rev. Lori Burdette-Steele

  • We are so blessed to have know Judy through Galena UMC. I enjoyed singing with her in the choir and will miss her quick-laugh and beautiful smile. Sending hugs and prayers to Bruce and all who loved Judy. She will be sorely missed.

    The Hillyer family

  • Bruce- I am so saddened with the news of Judy’s passing. She was a special gal. At first she was an accounting g client and then her pastor. She and I were June 15th brides.
    In the coming days ahead may God bring comfort to your family.

  • To Bruce and family, I am truly sorry to receive the news of Judy’s passing. I have and will always remember her as the sweet and gentle classmate that I grew up with. May God Bless and watch over her.

  • Please accept my sincere sympathies. Judy was such fun back in high school! I’m certain you will all miss her very much.

  • I have so many happy childhood memories of Judy and the fun we had being neighbors . She was always kind, sweet and patient. Our moms even had fun dressing us alike. Just the other day I found the newspaper article of Bruce and her wedding–beautiful. Prayers for comfort for all the family

  • So sorry for your loss. Judy always reminded me of sunshine. She will be greatly missed.

  • Bruce and family – I am just crushed that Judy left us. I loved her so much. I have so many happy memories revolving around her. We did a few ministries together, you both helped me move a few years ago and we served on many committees together. She always offered upbeat and easy advise. I am proud to have known her and will miss her very much. Great love and prayer to your family.

  • I for one will miss Judy greatly. She had a winning smile, and wanted know how everything was going. For years we sang Alto side by side in the community Chorus. Many elbow bumps, rolling eyes and laughs kept us going as we learned new songs, and had our fun.. I had heard she was ill, but did not know the end was so close. Praying for your family as you accept this changing event.
    Hang in there Mikey. From Betty Lou in the Library .

  • Judy was a lovely, caring person and I will miss seeing her smiling face. I knew her through her work with the Side-By-Side and Friends Who Share. Her light is shining in heaven now. I am so sorry for your family’s loss and pray God will comfort you during this difficult time. Deb Gifford

  • As a fellow member of the Golden Notes I wii certainly miss Judy and her beautiful voice. I remember when she was born Glen and Bonnie were so happy to have a little girl. We lived right across the street f on them when they lived on Oak Hill Ave. and we’re just starting what would become one of Delaware ‘s favorite restaurants. She will leave a big void among her family and friends.

  • Bruce, I was sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Prayers to you and your family. Most sincerely, Jim Brown

  • Bruce, My heart is saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. I know how much you love her and I can only guess how your children and grandchildren must miss her already. I remember Judy as a very compassionate and loving person. When my wife and I came back to one of the reunions and Judy and you made us feel so comfortable staying with you. I will always remember her as a gracious lady and a bright spot in this world.
    My heart breaks for you, my friend !!

  • so very sorry to hear this! she was always a very sweet lady! always smiling ! prayers to the denton family

  • Bruce and Family – Toni and I are deeply saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. Judy
    was a loving and caring person, who will be deeply missed by those who knew her.

    Jim and Toni Wickham

  • It saddens me so to have lost our Judy! She was very much a part of Galena United Methodist church. She had been in the choir, served on various committees, attended Sunday School and was always there to give a hand in the kitchen, when she was able. Toward the last months of her lives, we always caught up about each other’s health, although I am sure that she was holding back. Although she always greeted me with that special Judy smile, she was very sad about what I was facing at that time. Such empathy! I will truly miss my friend. Dear Bruce always watched over her, and I could see the concern in his face should she move a few steps away. May God give strength and peace to members of Judy’s family.

  • I will so miss her laugh her smile and her beautiful voice in the choir. I am glad to have known her all these years at Galena UMC. Rest in peace, no more pain, may God be with all of your family in this time of sorrow and may your faith help you get thru this time of sorrow.God Bless.

  • What a wonderful lady. Always caring for others and her family. A special preschool teacher to many .My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Dellann kuhn