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Deborah R. Judd, 61, of Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on Friday, May 27, 1949, in Boonesboro, MD, a daughter of the late William and Phyllis (Sampsell) Cunningham.

Deb was a 1967 graduate of Carlisle High School and received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Hagerstown Junior College.  Deb was a registered nurse, and was formerly employed by the Church of God Home in Carlisle, where she was a nursing supervisor for nine years. Deb also worked for several years at the former Carlisle Hospital and the Alexander Spring Rehabilitation also in Carlisle. She was a longtime member of Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church.

She is survived by two sons; Jeremy M. Judd of Bangor and John M. Judd of Carlisle, a daughter, Jennifer M. Allen of Pittsburgh, four brothers; Dennis Cunningham of Carlisle, Darryl Cunningham of Williamsburg, VA, David Cunningham of Dunedin, FL and Derek Cunningham of Franklin, TN, a sister, Donna Myers of Carlisle, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services to celebrate Deb’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2010, in the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church, 1155 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, with Pastor Alan Robinson officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation and fellowship will immediately follow the services at the church. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made in Deb’s name to the Special Olympics Area M, PO Box 382, Summerdale, PA 17093.

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I would like to thank you Deb for all that you have taught me about nursing. I could not have asked for a better teacher. You have shown me patience, kindness, and the value of a human life. I am so sorry that in the last few days I did not have the answers that you were searching for, though it seems like someone on a higher throne had them for us. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, I know how much they meant to you. In an ordinary person, I would worry about their loved ones now that you are gone, however, I know you and what an extraordinarily great job you did and how proud you are of your children, I know they will be alright. You will be in my thoughts every time I put on a nursing uniform. Love You.

Deb was not here by chance but by God's choosing.
His hand formed her and made her the person she was. He compared her to no one else- she was one of a kind. She lacked nothing that His grace couldn't give her.  He allowed her to be here at this time in history for a short time to fulfill His special purpose for this generation.
Deb was a very special person to alot of people.  She was kind, understanding and always tried to find the good in all people. She also was a very kind, compassionate nurse and her residents were always the most important thing to her. May she rest in peace.

Krista Uplinger
 My Prayers and thoughs are with the family at this time. I remember Deb when we worked together at Carlisle Hospital.
Deb always was smiling and nice to work with.

Barbara Shoffner Shrawder
 As the mother of one of my best friends, Debbie was also like a second mother to me for much of my childhood years. She and her whole family opened heart & home to me and I am so blessed to have known her.  I am sad that she had such a long bout with illness but thankful that she is no longer suffering. She was much loved...and will be greatly missed.

Janell Shipp
I was saddened to read of your mothers' passing. John, I met you when your mother and my mother were roommates at ManorCare. This wasn't where they first met, Mom babysat your sister, Jennifer. I wish my mother could have seen Jennifer. She is not doing well, and I was trying to figure out how I could contact Debbie to let her know. Now, I know they will meet again soon with no pain or worries. Take care and know what a wonderful person your mother was and always will be. Take care.

Evonne Wert (Ann Kepners' daugher)

Deb was one of those wonderful, rare people whom God brings across our path in life and we are never quite the same. She was a loving, kind person full of encouragement and helped me through some difficult times in life. She was giving, loved her family, loved the Lord, loved her friends, loved to laugh. I was blessed to have known her as a long-time, dear friend. I will miss her.

~ Ramona ~

Having known Debbie well during the younger years of the children I was always sure the kids would have a good Christian environment and an excellent mother to care for their every need. She was fun to be around and a loving friend. To my loss, I lost touch when I moved to Texas. I know she will be greatly missed and I know her family knows she is with our Lord where we will join her in due time. Love and prayers to the family.

Larry T. Judd



My deepest sympathy to Deb's family at your time of great loss. I knew Deb through the WOW bible study at BiC church, and appreciated and admired her dedication and selfless service. A warm, caring woman who will be missed by so many.
I regret that I will not be able to attend the service, as I am working that day.
Love in Christ to you all,

Janet Spahr


My thoughts are with John and the family.  It was a blessing to have known your mom.  What a great lady.  I always enjoyed conversations with her.

Rita Bitner

Like so many others who were drawn by Debbie's charm, courage and warmth, we are deeply grieved by her death.  The world has lost someone very special. We have so many wonderful memories to cherish.  Our love to the family.

Deb and Glenn Wimer


To the Judd Family:

I was deeply saddened to hear of Debbie's passing.  Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers as you journey through this time.  Debbie will certainly be missed.

Lisa Hancock Lewellen

Our deepest condolences and prayers are with all of you at this time.  Your mother was a very outstanding woman who did much for many in our community.

Loren and Paula Disque

John, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.Your mother was a wonderful woman with a contagious smile.  She will be missed by all.  She must have a very special mission to complete for God.

Maryellen Brown

My heart is hurting this day over the loss of a dear friend who is responsible for the beginning of my spiritual journey some 20 years ago.  Due to changes in our lives, we were unable to see each other regularly like we did back then.  I will never forget her benevolent heart and unceasing giving of her time, talents and  possessions to anyone in need.  Her love touched so many lives - young and old.  What a role model she was for all who knew her.  She was truly an angel sent by God.  Blessings to all of her family.

Lynne Immell

Tim and I were extremely sad to hear of the passing of Deb...my heart reaches out to her children. Tim and I were both blessed to have worked with Deb in church in the past. Tim and Deb taught a young pioneer boys group together called Whirly Birds and I was involved in a ladies bible study with her about 23 years ago. I was always amazed at her generous spirit and her steadfastness at working with disadvantaged families. When I knew her, she was responsible for our bible study reaching out to the children and families who resided, at that time, at the Molly Pitcher. She had a big heart and will be missed by many whose lives she touched over the years.
With sincere sympathy for the family's loss...Tim and Julie March

Julie March



You fought a good battle with many things these past months. I am glad to have had the time with you and have our private chats along with laughter from our days working together at Carlisle Hospital. I will miss your wit, smile and your stories of your twins. You will be missed but never forgotten. You have left me with many good memories and a hopeful heart of healing. You are a wonderful person and now are fully healed. You are with the Great Father above and celebrate with him with your eternal life.

April Holtry


 Deb was such a Godly woman-I can imagine her huge smile now as she is rejoicing!!! My heart and prayers are with you John, Jen and Jeremy, that God will give you strength, comfort and wisdom now and in the future.

Karen Jones


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