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Judith Ann Russell Salisbury

May 26, 1925 — December 2, 2023

Silas Creek Chapel

Judith Ann Russell Salisbury


Judith Ann Russell was born May 26, 1925, in Newton, Iowa to Lynn Amos Russell and Lura Preston Russell, the youngest of four daughters. She graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1947 and married Wendell Salisbury in 1948. They moved to Winston-Salem in 1949 where Judy began her career with Security Life and Trust, Integon Corp., and Piedmont Airlines.

Judy was very active in community service groups, including Junior Women’s Club, Symphony Guild, and Child Study Club. She served as PTA President at Whitaker Elementary School, Girl Scout Leader, Pink Broomstick Lady for American Cancer Services, and did volunteer tutoring at Forsyth Tech, Bolton School and the Library Literacy Program. She was a founder of the 12:01 Bridge Club and the Coterie Club and was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1944, serving five terms as the local chapter president over the years.

Since 1951, Judy was a dedicated and active member of Centenary United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees and in leadership roles. She was also an Associate Member of Parkway Presbyterian Church.

Judy loved playing bridge, reading, and traveling, having visited more than 25 countries. What she loved most was her family and the time spent with them.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996 and her grandson Curt Hofmann in 2022. She is survived by her daughter Wendy Hofmann (Paul) and grandson Eric Hofmann, all of Durham, NC; and her son John Salisbury (Katie Martin) and grandchildren Hervey Ann and Alden Salisbury of Winston-Salem.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews scattered throughout the country.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pace, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Sacred Music Fund at Centenary United Methodist Church.

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Centenary United Methodist Church

646 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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