Claxton, Judith Foster

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Judith Claxton
Judith Claxton

Judith Foster Claxton died on April 8, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 28, 1946, in Providence R.I. but came to Chattanooga at an early age. She attended Normal Park School and graduated from Chattanooga High School. She lived in Marietta, Georgia for many years before returning to Chattanooga. While in Marietta, Judi continued her education and received degrees from Georgia State University.  For much of the time in Marietta, she worked in the travel industry finally becoming owner of the Travel Avenue, Inc. travel agency.  Judi loved her work and it allowed her to travel the world only missing the continent of Antarctica.  After returning to Chattanooga, she was active as a docent for the Chattanooga Aquarium as well as a volunteer for McCallie library and a substitute teacher for St. Peters school.

Judi was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy B. Foster and father Frank L. Foster. 

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Thomas H. Claxton and son, Thomas B. Claxton; her sister Linda F. Bradley; brother, Charles B. Foster (Brenda); sister-in-law, Catherine C. Hutcheson (Guil); nieces, Laura Hutcheson and Stacey Sweat, and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted  at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13,  at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church with Reverend Ann G. Weeks officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Hearth Hospice for their assistance during this time and in lieu of flowers, donations be made to them.

Visit to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd and at a celebration of her life Monday, April 13, from 1-2 p.m. at Saint Paul’s preceding the service.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home,. 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.


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