ROBERT F. JUDGE Robert F. Judge,78, of Neodesha, Kansas passed away Monday, September 11, 2006 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma. His register book will be available to sign at the Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel, Neodesha from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2006 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 702 Osage, Neodesha, Kansas with Reverend Gerald Eytcheson officiating. Military honors to be provided the U.S. Air Force, McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas at the Neodesha Cemetery. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 702 Osage, Neodesha, Kansas. Memorials may be left with the Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel, Neodesha, Kansas. Robert was born February 21, 1928 in Toronto, Canada to Earl B. and Doris L. Lane Judge. His parents enjoyed 66 years of marriage: Madeleine, Bob and Jack were the result of their union. Robert attended school there until the beginning of World War II. He then joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. In 1945, his family moved to Los Angeles, California wher he began work for Standard Oil and subsequently moved on to a large construction project in the desert near Yucca Valley. He and his brother, Jack, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1947. After basic training Robert was assigned to Smokey Hill Air Force Base in Kansas. He met his wife, Betty Reighley while stationed there. They married and soon after moved to Redlands, California. Their daughter Kathleen was born in California. Robert was stationed in Riverside, California before being assigned overseas to England. He chose to make a career of the Air Force where he served with distinction for 27 years, rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. Reassigned to duty in Texas after returning to the United States, he and Betty, unfortunately,
orced not long after. Bob met and married his second wife, Mary Alice while serving at a base near San Antonio, Texas. They were blessed with five children: Kenneth, Rebecca, Janet, and Tim. Tim was a twin but his sister, Tammy passed away a week after their birth. Robert retired from the Air Force in 1975 and chose to live in Oregon after Mary Alice died. He managed a mobile home park for several years and while engaged in that pursuit he learned that Bettys second husband, Bill had also died. Together, Bill and Betty had further produced three children: Darren, Marc and Tim. Bobs first daughter, Kathleen, married now to Micheal Pendleton, had children of their own: Heather, Holly, Heidi and Micheal. Bob and Betty began to correspond and Bob gave up his job as mobile park manager. He returned to Kansas, and magic happened, they decided to remarry. The event took place exactly fifty years to the day from their first wedding. Bob was welcomed to his new family in Kansas and while he lived enjoyed playing golf with some of the younger members of the family. He is survived by five children, eleven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.