Obituary: Judith Ann Diaz

Judith Ann Diaz (Oldham), 67 of Bullhead City, Ariz. passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in Phoenix, Ariz. on November 3, 2016. There will be a Celebration of Life at Suddenlink Community Center 2380 3rd St., Bullhead City, Ariz. 86442 from 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Judy was born in Duncan, Okla., to Ed and Winnie Oldham. The Oldham family moved to Riverside, Calif., where her father was a carpenter and her mother was a cafeteria worker for the School of the Blind. Judy met Al Diaz while attending Ramona High School.

After graduation, they married and had two daughters, Kristina and Brandy. Due to air pollution concerns in California the Diaz family moved to Bullhead City, Ariz.

The family enjoyed fishing and water sports along the Colorado River and Lake Mohave. The family was also well known in Bobby Sox softball, which the girls played.

Judy and Al later divorced after 21 years of marriage. Her interests included her love for Akitas, cooking, crocheting, scuba diving and line dancing with close friends at the Laughlin Line Dancing Club.

Judy spent years working her way up to a loan officer at the State Bank. She also spent a few years on the Planning & Zoning Commission. She later worked at various law offices as a legal secretary until she became a judicial assistant for Mohave County. Judy was working as Assistant Court Administrator for the City of Bullhead City.

She is survived by her daughter’s; Kristina Jensen and Brandy Blair; sons-in-law Bob Jensen and Kenny Blair; grandchildren; Gabriel Blair, Tyler Jensen and Katelyn Jensen; her niece Stacey Meier and her great nephew Ashton Meier and the rest of her relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Ed and Winnie Oldham and her sister Carol Meier.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be sent to the American Cancer Society.