January 17, 1921 ~ August 9, 2005
JUDD, KENNETH OTTO
Passed away on August 9, 2005 at his home in Torrance, California, surrounded by his loving family. Ken was born on January 17, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Millard Ray Judd and Inez Hoglund Judd.
Ken moved to Los Angeles when he was six months old. He attended Los Angeles city schools and graduated from Washington High School in Los Angeles in 1938. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Airforce and Communications serving in the India\Burma Theater for four years during World War II. He was honorably discharged on January 17, 1946. He married Marlys Noma Webbeking on August 31, 1946 in Banning, California. He attended the University of Southern California and was accepted in the Los Angeles Police Department where he served as a police officer for five years. He then worked for Engine Rebuilding Corporation in Los Angeles as a personnel manager for 20 years. After his retirement, his greatest joys were playing golf, bridge and cribbage, listening to big band music, and visiting with his family. He also loved restoring old cars, classic movies from the 30â€™s and 40â€™s, wood working and growing the best home grown tomatoes anywhere.
He was a devoted and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. His eldest brother Eugene Judd predeceased him in 2002.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 59 years, Marlys, his daughter, Kristi Laurene Dickey, his son, Mark William Judd, his grandson, Ian Mark Judd, his brother, Norman Judd, his nephews, Kenneth Gene Judd, Randall Vest Judd, Charles Norman Judd, Kent Jacob Stong, Kyle Jacob Stong and Michael Warren Webbeking and nieces, Diane Judd, Carolee Marla Peycheff and Stacy Lynn Egan.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Riverside National Cemetery,
22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA on Tuesday, August 16 at 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in the name of Kenneth Otto Judd to: American Stroke Association, 816 S. Figueroa Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 291-7000.
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