WILMINGTON — Judith Ann Wesoloski, 77, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, Wilmington, surrounded by her loving husband and children following a valiant battle after suﬀering a cerebral hemorrhage while gardening at home at the end of February.
Judy was born in 1943 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, while her father was in Europe ﬁghting in World War II. Upon his return in 1945, the family settled in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where she grew up with her two younger sisters, Carolyn and Mary. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, majoring in occupational therapy. Judy also obtained an M.A. Degree in Education, specializing in reading disabilities, and she taught children with disabilities at an elementary school in Champaign, Illinois.
On a blind date in Chicago, Judy met the love of her life and husband of 49 years and 9 months, George Wesoloski. Judy and George were married in 1971, and they went on to a live a life of many adventures. Right after their honeymoon, they moved to Colombia, South America, where George completed graduate studies. They returned to the United States and settled in Decatur, Indiana, where two of their three children were born.
In 1979, they moved to the Island of Puerto Rico, where George started a business, and they raised their children. In 1996, Judy and George moved to Landfall, and they have called Wilmington home for the past 25 years. Judy was a member of the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Church in Wrightsville Beach, and she loved attending the local art fairs.
Judy was an ardent tennis fan. She was fortunate to attend multiple premier tennis tournaments and watch her favorite athletes perform live. She was an avid reader and crossword puzzle fan, completing the daily newspaper puzzle during breakfast every day.
She loved to bird-watch. While bluebirds were her favorite, Judy delighted in the visits to her backyard garden from cardinals, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, chickadees, an assortment of ducks, geese, and, every so often, the sighting of a giant egret. Judy took great care in maintaining and monitoring the bluebird nest boxes as a participant of the Bluebird Project at Landfall, which helped sustain the local bluebird population.
She was the daughter of Frank and Leanore Carlson of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She is survived by her husband, George Wesoloski; daughters, Kristin Diver of Decatur, Georgia, Lisa Wesoloski of Sunnyvale, California; and son, Erik Wesoloski of Coral Gables, Florida. She leaves two sisters, Carolyn Schaut of Wausau, Wisconsin, and Mary Minich of Edmonds, Washington. Judy also leaves behind six grandchildren, Michael, Isabel, Brett, Adam, Mackenzie and Evika.
She’ll be missed by many of her friends in the community, including friends at Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Church, Country Club of Landfall, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Association and Wilmington Senior Softball Association. She will be sorely missed.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, Wrightsville Beach.
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