Russell High Class of 1959
home of the wildcats
Judy & husband Bill
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!
Current address: 169 Martin Oaks RD, Eatonton, GA 31024-5517
Spouse: William A. Carman, Jr.