Judy Carol Olsen was born on January 21, 1947. Born and raised in Downingtown, she was the daughter of Dorothy Cook Olsen Wagner and the late Neils Chrisman Olsen.
She was a life time member of St. James’ Episcopal Church. She was a member of vestry 1976- 1979. Judy was Junior Warden from 1976 to 1977 and in 1978 was honored to be the first female named to the Senior Warden position. Judy was also very active with the youth group of St. James’.
Judy graduated from Downingtown High School in 1964 and later from the Goldey Beacom School of Business. She was employed by Mobile Dredging and Pumping Co. in Exton, where she began as a clerk in the office. During her 22 years of service she was promoted to office manager, as well as the officer title of Secretary/Treasurer. She also held the position of corporate secretary with the Chicago, Ill. parent company. She retired in 1991. From 1992 to 1998 she worked in the office of the Thorndale Inn.
She married her husband, Adam Dress in 1986. In 1998, she and Adam retired to Sun City Vistoso, Oro Valley Arizona. There she became a member of many committees, clubs and groups. She enjoyed sculpting and being co-editor of the Tipster, Sun City’s monthly newsletter.
Judy died Sunday, January 15, 2006, at home following a lengthy bout with cancer. This website is dedicated in Judy’s memory; for all that she and her family have done for St. James’.