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DUNBRIDGE, Judy (Jobe)

Saturday, October 2, 2004

Judy Dunbridge of Claremont died October 2, 2004, at her home surrounded by family and friends after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.


She was born July 26 1944 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Maxine and J.R. Jobe. At the time of her birth, Judy's father was serving in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps outside London, England. He didn't get to see her until she was 13 months old.

She was a member of the Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

She graduated from Chickasha High School in 1962 where she was president of her senior class and a member of the National Honor Society.

She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1965 with a degree in English and a teaching credential and then received a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1971.

In her first job, Judy was the receptionist for Oklahoma Congressman, Jed Johnson Jr., in Washington, D.C. Judy had campaigned for Johnson, who at the time was the youngest person elected to Congress.

She held teaching positions in Chickasha, Oklahoma, in South Carolina, in Hawaii, and in Norman, Oklahoma before coming to California in 1974.

Judy served as a substitute tacher at Walnut High School in Walnut, California where she met Bruce Dunbridge.

She taught English at Walnut High School from 1975-1983 and taught English at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, California from 1983 to 2004.

She married to Bruce Dunbridge in 1977 and has two children, Phillip, 25, and Megan, 21, who are both attending graduate school.

Judy's life passions were her family, her friends, the many students whose lives she touched through her teaching and her beloved Oklahoma Sooners.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Dunbridge; son, Phillip Dunbridge; daughter, Megan Dunbridge; sister, Carol Bednar.

Memorial service will be held at4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 7, at the Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational, 233 Harrison Ave., Claremont, CA. The family requests donation in lieu of flowers be made to: The Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center 1910 Royalty Drive, Pomona, CA 91767 or Inland Valley VNA Hospice, 150 W. First St., Suite 270, Claremont, CA 91711.