Judith Stafford Macneil
Judith Stafford Macneil left us on February 12, 2015.
Born to Lillian Hague and Rodney Stafford Sr. on April 3,1947 in Fall River, MA. Judy was still young when her family moved to Long Island, New York where she grew up on a small farm with her seven siblings. Judy loved to travel and explore far way places. She lived in St Croix, USVI for many years. After a short visit to Santa Barbara she fell in love with it and moved here in 1979. She quickly adapted, embraced and loved everything about the Santa Barbara Life Style. She especially loved the farmers market, gardening, walking through Santa Barbara to admire the landscape, unique houses and beautiful plants and flowers. Judy worked 35 years as a Registered Nurse many of those years at Santa Barbara Cottage hospital. Once retired from nursing she became a Realtor of Pitts and Bachman and then Sotheby’s. She is preceded in death by her son Jerry Schultz Jr., mother, father and one brother; survived by her daughter Kristi, her granddaughter Samantha, her five sisters, one brother and many, many nieces and nephews. One of Judy’s final wishes was to have her ashes joined with her sons on Santa Cruz Island. For everyone who knew Judy, please remember her as the vibrant, fun,caring, giving, energetic person she was. Memorial Celebration of Life to be held Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 1535 Santa Barbara St. at 11:00 am. In lieu of Flowers please make donations to cfids.