Judith Ann (Bennetts) Bergman
February 5, 1934-January 3, 2019
Judith Bergman was born to John and Astrid Bennetts on February 5, 1934 in Selma, CA. Judy passed away as a result of complications with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (C.O.P.D.) and Pneumonia on January 3, 2019. When Judy was age 2 the family moved to a farm northeast of Kingsburg where she was raised. The family attended the Colony Covenant Church where Judy became active as a Bible teacher, youth counselor, pianist, choir member, soloist and for many years an organist.
Judy attended Clay Elementary School and Kingsburg High School graduating in 1952. She graduated from Reedley College in 1954 with a degree in Business Education. In future years worked in the offices of Sun Maid Raisin Growers, Ostrom's Pharmacy and West Coast Raisin Growers.
On September 9, 1961 she married Ronald D. Bergman. In 1966 Judy became a full- time mom for 18 years to sons Robert, born in 1966 and John, born in 1968. In 1979 Ron and Judy's family would transfer their Colony Church membership to the Kingsburg Covenant Church where Judy would be active in the musical program and with being the pipe organist for several years.
Judy as a Kingsburg Historical Society volunteer with husband Ron did much of the organization of pictures in the Clay School Building, the creation of catalogs for ease of locating people pictured. She worked behind the scenes doing much of the museum's archival work from home.
The Bergman family home for 41 years was on Rose Avenue northeast of Kingsburg. Upon retirement in 2002 the Bergman's moved to Kingsburg, CA. In 2013 they would move to the Bethel Lutheran Village for Independent Living in Selma, CA.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents John and Astrid Bennetts and her older brother, Melvin Bennetts.
Judith Bergman is survived by her husband of 57 years Ronald D. Bergman, son Robert D. Bergman and wife Tracy, and son John L. Bergman and wife Loree. She also leaves a grandson Rhett Bergman and granddaughter Amanda, married to Josh Palmer, as well as granddaughters Mariah, Ashlynn, and Breegan Bergman.
A special thank you goes out to Dr Terry Neria and the nursing staff of the Adventist Health Hospital in Selma, CA for their wonderful care given Judy during her brief hospitalization.
There will be a Graveside Service at 10:00 A. M. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Kingsburg Cemetery and a Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. in the Evangelical Covenant Church in Kingsburg, CA, on the corner of Draper and Lincoln Streets.
Remembrances may be made to the Evangelical Covenant Church of Kingsburg, 1490 Lincoln Street, Kingsburg, CA 93631. On the check memo line put: Judy Bergman Memorial.