In memory of

Judy Ann Hall

Aug 14, 1935
Sep 22, 2023


Judy Ann Jarrett Turner Hall was born in Abilene, TX on August 14, 1935, to Walter and Myrtle Jarrett.  She had an idyllic childhood and into her adult years in Abilene.  She felt as most others of that era did, that it was the best of all times in which to grow up.  She would laugh to say that her greatest accomplishment in life, other than having terrific sons, was to have been elected the first female student body president of Abilene High School and that she should have made a career in politics.  She can think of only one campaign promise that she fulfilled.  After graduating AHS, she attended McMurry College in Abilene and transferred to SMU in Dallas for the remaining 2 years, receiving her degree from there. 

She enjoyed being John Womble’s secretary at Western Cotton Oil Co until December of 1958 when she married Jerry Turner and moved to Pensacola, FL for Jerry to complete his Naval Aviation program.  Upon completion of Jerry’s training, they moved to San Diego, CA and from there to Lemoore Naval Air Station.  Three sons were born to them during these years: Mark, Clay and Rick.

Jerry and Judy were divorced and in 1967 Judy married Jerry Hall who was employed by Pan American World Airways.  They made their home in Concord, CA where she gave birth to a fourth son, Jason.  In 1972 the family moved to Medford, OR where they lived for 35 years.  For 18 years, Judy was employed by Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic (which later became Southern Oregon Orthopedics).  She made friends during those years who remained steadfast.  Judy was an active member of P.E.O. Chapter CG.  She attended First Nazarene Church. 

Judy loved to cook and share meals with friends and delighted in taking food to folks in need.  Reading came in a close second for things she liked to do.  Opening their home to her boys’ friends and the use of their pool in Medford gave her pleasure.  In 2006, Jerry and Judy moved to Silverton, OR to be closer to their grandchildren.  After moving to Silverton, Judy became a facilitator for Ladies’ Bible Study at Salem First Nazarene Church. This gave her the opportunity to share the good news that it is possible to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Even though she was no longer able to facilitate, she still tried to get that news across to everyone.

Judy is survived by her children, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Mark Turner (Oregon City, OR), Caleb, Sierra, Alba, Meryl, Branden, Baker, Jesse;  Clay Turner (Casper, WY) Kara, Ben, Savana, Ridge, Colter, Sam, Jacob, Kate; Rick Turner (Keizer, OR), Trina, Whitney, Allison, Haley; Jason Hall (Oregon City, OR), Tricia, Tucker, Raven, Rebel.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Rachel Turner, her first husband, Jerry Turner and her beloved husband of 52 years, Jerry Hall, her parents and her siblings, Walter Allen Jarrett and Jerry Vernon Jarrett.  In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held. A private ceremony for family members will be planned for a later date.

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Hazel(Hassie) Spees says:

    Judy was my close neighbor and true friend. She was a fierce competitor in Canasta, which we played ever Monday afternoon. She was kind and thoughtful and generous. Best of all she was a true sister in Christ...a faithful prayer warrior and was the President of the Royal Order of Holy Encouragers! I miss her more than words can express. My biggest consolation is that one day we'll be together with Jesus in heaven. I love you my friend and miss you so very much. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship and love.

  2. Becky Teasdale DeArmond says:

    Judy was a gem! I've been living in Idaho for 44 years ...but have such fond memories coming back to Medford for 'hot' summers with small children and Judy offering, "bring your kids over to swim"! I was initated into CG, my mother's chapter and mom lived not far from Judy & Jerry! I too am a native Texan; Judy & I just connected! She was simply a lovely woman; heaven has gained a gem!

  3. Sue Hugen says:

    I feel very honored to call Judy my friend. She was the first person who greeted our family when we moved to Medford. Her true heart as a servant. She met us at the door of our home, knowing that the kids were starting school that next morning and we would have no food for lunches. Judy and Jerry became quick friends with my parents, Gwen and Tony Brenneman when they would come to visit from North Dakota. She will truly be missed.

  4. Pastor Dom, Silverton Church of the Nazarene says:

    It was pure joy getting to know Judy these past few years, even with the challenges of COVId-19. She touched our little church family with the love of Jesus and her parting to be with her Lord leaves a big hole in our hearts. Our prayers remain with your family and all who loved her.

  5. Cora Hallauer says:

    Having shared several great times with Jerry and Judy, I will miss her and her generous loving heart. Cooking was a pleasure with her as we served committees at church.

  6. Timothy Hall says:

    Judy, you such a loving soul and from the moment I met you I felt like you could have been a mother to me. You will be missed her on earth but I am comforted to know you have everlasting happiness in heaven.

  7. Rich Struckmeyer says:

    What a precious soul. She was a rare gem. . . and a good friend.

  8. Jenny leonard says:

    We all have lost a woman with a beautiful soul. My life was deeply touched by my dear friend. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  9. Susan Cox says:

    I’m very sorry for your families loss

  10. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home.

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