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Judith Ann Speer Meaglia

October 8, 1939 — July 6, 2023

Judith Ann Speer Meaglia

October 8, 1939 – July 6, 2023

After falling ill in May, Judy lost a hard-fought battle and went home to be with the Lord.

Judy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Herman and Dorothy Speer. At a young age Judy moved

with her family to Bakersfield. She was one of six siblings. Initially Judy, her siblings and her

parents lived in a small house on Gage Street they eventually moved to Quincy Street across

 from East Bakersfield High School. Judy attended local schools , Jefferson and Washington and

graduated from East Bakersfield High School in 1957. She married Gary Meaglia in 1959.

She is survived by her sister Gay Speer, her daughter Mikki Meaglia Riella, and son-in-law.

Rick Riella, four grandchildren Mallory Boreham, Edward Boreham III (Ned), Domonic Riella

And Sabrina Riella, her two great grandchildren, Tryniti and Alex, and he two golden doodles

Cody and Cooper. Judy had various jobs but worked many years at The Bakersfield Racquet Club

and then as a bookkeeper at Laurel Glen Tennis Club. During her life she was an avid reader, an

enthusiastic tennis player, loved to travel and was a faithful Christian. Judy was a long time member

of Fruitvale Community Church which transitioned to Riverlakes Community Church. She was always

active in various Bible Study groups and Ladies Fellowship. Her relationship with the Lord was her

highest priority. Judy had many family members and friends that loved her and she will be greatly

missed. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff at Bakersfield Memorial

Hospital. They would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Hoffman Hospice.


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