Judith A. (Bodkin) Shamel, age 78, entered into rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 8th, 2022. She was born on April 18, 1944 in Oakland, California to Jonathon L. Bodkin and Barbara J. Fink.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and younger sister, Nancy J. Bodkin. She is survived by her husband William K. Shamel and older sister, Susan E. Oslin both of Manteca, sons, Larry E. Cornell II of Manteca, Craig K Cornell of Hughson, and daughter Kimberly A. Genova and her husband Michael of Manteca. Her step-children Paul E. Shamel and his wife Melissa, and Michael B. Shamel and his wife Linda, of Garland, Texas. Her grandchildren are Nicholas D. Brown and his wife Makayla of Manteca, Megan B. Cornell of Manteca, Larry (Trey) E. Cornell III of Laramie, Wyoming, Emily J. Cornell of Portland, Oregon, Larry C. Cornell of Santa Ana, Heather R. Hempstead and her husband Jacob of Fate, Texas, and Holly Lee and her husband Xavier of Richardson, Texas. Her great-grandchildren are Leland Brown, Austin Brown, Brooklyn Hempstead, Brenlee Hempstead, and Sophia Shamel.
Her Proudest accomplishment, besides her family, was that she was a foster parent to eight newborns which she could recite the names of at the drop of a hat. Another of her proud accomplishments was that she earned her Associate Degree in accounting from Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California while raising her three children. She worked as a payroll accountant for a large software company (Sybase), Port Stockton Foods, and Smart & Final for many years. Her last position was as the HR Director for Suprema Cheese in Manteca until she became disabled.
Her love of family and her Christian values were what everybody noticed first and foremost about her. She was totally loyal to each member of her family and would do just about anything for them, which over the years was proven time and time again. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren could always expect to be spoiled and were given sweets even if they did to not deserve such a reward. She also dearly loved her church family and her generosity reflected that love. She freely gave of her time, talents, and money in the name of Christ.
Judy, we love and miss you with all our hearts.
Services will be held at Valley Christian Fellowship, 1125 N Union Rd., at a time and date to be determined.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, August 12, 2022