Judith Lynn Geoghegan Richardson Jett, 71, of Cox’s Creek, passed away Thursday March 8, 2018 at U of L Hospital. She was born December 14, 1946 in Louisville, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from U of K, attended U of L Law School, and after graduation, was requested to be a law school professor the next semester, attended Yale University Law School, studying for Advanced LLM degree, awarded Kellogg Fellowship, awarded fellowship to Cornell University to study Japanese culture, where she was able to live in Japan during that time. She was Legal Consultant for Turtle Mountain Tribe of Chippewa in North Dakota, served as a volunteer fire fighter for the city of Brandenburg, Dean of Students for St. Catherine College, and certified instructor for graduated drivers licensing in the state of Kentucky.
She was a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of PATH Coalition, Smoke-Free-Kentucky, KY Bar Association, Democratic Women’s Club, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, former member of Boston Christian Church, and current member of Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church in Lexington, where she serves on the session.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wade Franklin Richardson II; father, John Hollan Geoghegan; and brother, John “Johnny” Hollan Geoghegan.
She is survived by her husband, Shelby C. Jett of Cox’s Creek; five children, Wade F. “Trey” Richardson III, Hollyn (Rob Karlen) Richardson both of Louisville, Shelby K. (Katie) Jett of Pee Wee Valley, Samuel “Sam” C. (Melissa) Jett of Independence, and Stephen Jett of Lexington; mother, Fern Marie Parrish Geoghegan of Boston; nine grandchildren, Lily Jane “Jayna” Karlen, Nolan Jett, Simon Jett, Stella Jett, Abbie Jett, Nora Kate Jett, George Jett, Sturgill Jett, and Micah Jett; brother, Terry L. Geoghegan of Bardstown; cousins, Stewart (Ella Mae) McClaskey, Allen (Linda) McClaskey, Marcia (Minor) Harmon, Jane (John) Swarts, Elise Hogan Everett, Steve Mathews, Landon Mathews, Ginger Derekson, Martha “Myrt” Geoghegan, Len Geoghegan, and Diana (Mike) MacDonald; and numerous dear, nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Monday March 12, 2018 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Richardson Cemetery in Midway, KY. in Meade County. Visitation will be Noon to 5 pm Sunday March 11 and 9 to 11 am Monday March 12 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church in Lexington or Boston Christian Church or Heifer International.