Judy Scott Ellis
Judy Fae Scott, born to John and Esther Scott, little sister of Carol, has always been petite but mighty. Known for her fierce independence and silly personality, she accomplished many things in her life, social circle, education and family! A Socal native, she graduated from Westchester High School and then went on to graduate from UCLA with her BS in Psychology. Staying in touch with her many life long friends from high school, UCLA and her over 50 years as a resident of the South Bay, was a true joy for Judy! She was part of her high school reunion committee up until her passing! The matriarch of her family, known lovingly as grandma Juju, G Body and little mom, she made every visit and every event, extra special! Judy was the leader of planning for family events and made every one of them a celebration! She would make detailed lists and go shopping at all of her favorite stores in the South Bay, as she gathered the perfect card for each person, party supplies to decorate with and the most thoughtful gifts even including the family pets! She delighted in beautiful things and would spend time choosing items, colors and clothing, for each occasion.
She saved years of greeting cards, notes, photos and drawings, from each of her 4 grand daughters. Judy was an avid reader and loved to travel through her books. She is leaving a well documented and carefully rated library, for her granddaughters to appreciate and enjoy!
She was the type of neighbor and friend, who wanted to help or give advice, whenever possible. She
especially delighted in working in her garden, which offered a year round bounty of hydrangeas.
Judy worked for her families business and then in the corporate world, but once she became a mom to Michelle and Sunny, she chose to work for the Manhattan Beach School District, in order to be close to home. Judy worked for the MBUSD for over 35 years, many of those at Meadows Elementary School, She also sat on the negotiating team for the district, to help to serve others. Judy quietly donated to charities and advocated for anyone who struggled with food allergies, as they run throughout her family and challenged her, in her later years of life.
Without a doubt, the biggest contribution that Judy made was being the most devoted and caring mom and grandma, who always made time for each member of her family.
Judy adored the South Bay and said that each day since she had retired, was a good day, with the fresh ocean air and sunshine pouring in through her open doors and windows. Some of the sentiments used to describe Judy in the cards and notes received are, a woman filled with sheer feminine sweetness, someone who makes everyone feel special, joyful, sweet hearted, silly, fun, the best neighbor, thoughtful, generous, respected, cherished, a role model, smart as can be, quiet angel, dedicated, someone who always shared her knowledge and passion with others, practically minded, humble, creative, artistic and most of all compassionate. Her love and concern for her children, their families and grandchildren, encompassed each day of hers, up until her final breath.
Judy is survived by her sister Carol Denton and family, her daughters Michelle Hinckley-Pease and Sunny Hinckley-Contreras, husbands Loren and Manny and her granddaughters, Hallie, Hannah, Kyla and Sasha. She is now our precious angel, so loved and adored forever!
"When you lose someone you love, a part of yourself is lost, what remains is the love you shared".
Our mom was adored by many, but most of all by us, we are beyond grateful to her and miss her each and every moment. A family celebration of life was held in her honor and she has been laid to rest at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, Ca. Thank you to everyone who has sent cards, notes and flowers, we are very appreciative and continue to welcome all stories that anyone is willing to share! Michelle and Sunny and family
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 12, 2020.