Sunday, March 20, 2011

Judy Clement

Judithann Lauraine (Augustus) Clement, 45, of Waynesboro passed into eternal life on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Her death was attributed to injuries she sustained from an automobile accident.

Judy, as she was affectionately known by friends and family, was born on July 31, 1965, in Fullerton, Calif. She was the daughter of Rita E. Augustus and the late Charles E. Augustus of Nipomo, Calif. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria, Calif., and then went on to receive an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Allan Hancock College, also in Santa Maria, Calif. After her marriage to her Air Force sweetheart, David Clement, on July 5, 1985, she and her husband lived in a number of locations including Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif., Dayton, Ohio, Richmond, Va., and San Antonio, Texas. She and her family have been Waynesboro residents since 1996.

The beloved wife was the mother of nine children and was a pillar in the community. Although she considered herself a full-time mother and homeschooled her five younger children, Judy was extremely involved in activities outside her home. In her parish of St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Mrs. Clement was a Confirmation Instructor for more than 15 years. Judy was very engaged in the spiritual development of youth and served as the youth group advisor for 10 years. She was also a member of the parish Council of Catholic Women. Through the Diocese of Harrisburg, Judy and her husband taught Marriage Preparation Classes, including being mentors for engaged couples for 15 years. Because of their commitment to the true meaning of marriage, Judy and her husband became certified instructors of Natural Family Planning and taught that method for 25 years. Mrs. Clement was totally committed to the pro-life cause and participated in activities that promoted the sanctity of life.

Her energy, athleticism and enthusiasm were unmatched and always evident in her endeavors. An avid racquetball player at the Waynesboro YMCA, Judy also participated in many other community activities, including high school band boosters and coaching soccer, Little League baseball and Odyssey of the Mind. Judy never had anything but a kind word for everyone she met and was always ready to help anyone in need. The parish community as well as the community at large will miss this amazing woman.

Mrs. Clement is survived by her husband, David S. Clement, of 25 years and her mother, Rita E. Augustus of Redding, Calif. In addition, she is survived by her nine children, Theresa of Memphis, Tenn., Paul at Penn State University, Jessica and James at Catholic University of America, Laura, Robert, Luke, Maria and Thomas, all at home. She is also survived by three sisters, Carolyn Irwin, Suzanne Oseguera and Linda Tyler, as well as 26 nieces and nephews and six grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her six unborn children.

The family will receive the community on Monday, March 21, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. A Vigil for the Deceased will be at 6 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro. Following Mass, A Rite of Committal will be held at St. Andrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pregnancy Resource Center, 220 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268.

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