When reading the bios of the class of ’59, I am amazed how far flung our class became- traveling to all parts of the globe. My travels have all been local- basically moving East along I-20- now how exciting is that!
After finishing nursing school at St.Joseph’s of Atlanta, I married Bill Carman, a Marist graduate, who remembers playing football against Russell. In the early 70’s we left Atlanta and bought a small farm in Covington, Ga. where we raised our three children, now ages 44, 42, & 39. We also raised cows, goats, chickens and grew most of what we ate. (Think Walton’s) During this time I went back to school and got my B.S. in nursing, graduating one day ahead of our oldest son. For 18 yrs. I worked as the Infection Control Practitioner at Newton Medical and became nationally certified in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
In the mid – nineties we moved East on I-20 again, building a home on Lake Oconee where we now reside and try to grow old gracefully. I work one day a week at a rural health clinic that serves the medically underserved. I am the nurse educator.
Retirement has given me time to “get involved” and become an OPAL- an Older Person with an Active Lifestyle. Bill and I are very active in our local Catholic church. I am on the Reynolds Plantation Foundation Board , hold an office in a couple of local organizations, help with Second Harvest which donates food to local food banks, and volunteer at a free local health clinic run by Global Samaritans.
During the summer our children and grandchildren (6) do a lot of visiting to the lake to have fun in the sun and delight us with their presence. Life is good!
Russell High Class of 1959
home of the wildcats
Judy & husband Bill
Current address: 169 Martin Oaks RD, Eatonton, GA 31024-5517
Spouse: William A. Carman, Jr.