Judith Ann Kenworthy, a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, passed away on November 20, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas. Born on August 25, 1946, Judy's life was filled with love, joy, and an unwavering commitment to her family and community.
Throughout her life and well into retirement, Judy dedicated herself to making a positive impact on the lives of others but her passion for serving others remained at the forefront of everything she did. Judy's involvement in the Everman Parent-Teacher Association showcased her deep devotion to education and her belief in the importance of nurturing young minds. As a trustee and school board president at Everman ISD, she played a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of her community.
When not busy with her philanthropic endeavors or spending time with loved ones at home, Judy cherished trips to the casino with family and friends. These excursions brought out her playful side as she tried her luck at various games and slot machines. In these moments of laughter and adventure, Judy found joy and camaraderie that strengthened the bonds between those closest to her.
Yet amid all these passions and interests, there was nothing more important to Judith than her family. For 57 years, Thomas Kenworthy stood by her side as a loving husband and partner through thick and thin. Together they built a life filled with memories that will be treasured forever. Judy's daughters Kristi Kenworthy and Shanna Marteny were the light of her life – their achievements bringing immeasurable pride to her heart.
Judy also shared a strong bond with her sisters Patsy Lovell, Lisa Lovell, and sistsister-in-lawer in law, Linda Lovell as well as her brother Gary Lovell. Theirs was a connection forged through shared experiences and an unbreakable sibling bond. The Kenworthy family is further survived by their cherished grandchildren Reese Marteny and Madison Marteny. In the loving embrace of their grandmother, these young souls found comfort, laughter, and an unwavering source of support.
In addition to her immediate family, Judy leaves behind a great niece Camryn Lovell Rager, nephew Jeremy Lovell, and great nephew Colby Lovell. Though miles may have separated them at times, the love they shared remained steadfast.
Furthermore, a special mention must be made of Deloris Calhoun McKenzie, Judy's faithful friend of 52 years. Their enduring friendship weathered the tests of time and was marked by countless shared memories, unspoken understandings, and unwavering loyalty.
Judy Ann Kenworthy's warmth, kindness, and genuine love for others touched the lives of all who knew her. She will forever be remembered as a woman of strength and resilience – someone who faced life's challenges head-on with grace and determination. As we mourn her passing, let us also celebrate the beautiful legacy she leaves behind: a legacy built on love, dedication to family, and a compassionate spirit that inspired all those fortunate enough to have known her.
May Judy's soul find eternal peace in the embrace of heaven, as her memory continues to resonate in our hearts.