Julia Deane Jones Biegeleisen died on September 26, 2015 at age 92. “Judy” was born in 5/10/1923 in Russellville, AR to the late King and Rosalie Jones. A child of the depression, she was raised in oil-boom town Longview, TX, where she lived until graduation from high school. She moved to Ft. Smith, AR, Camp Chaffee, where she met her husband-to-be, Joe, and married shortly after the end of World War II. A dedicated homemaker and mother of four children, she was the back-bone of her family as Joe completed post-graduate work in Oklahoma. Judy moved her family to Georgia in 1959 where Joe was employed after graduating. Following Joe’s death in 1964, Judy began her career in laboratory work at the Centers for disease Control, where she retired as a statistician in 1989. Judy also returned to college, graduating with a degree in economics, from Mercer University in 1974. In addition to her love of God and her family, Judy was passionate about sports, music, gardening and nature, cats, and politics and economics. Judy was a life-long member of Eastern Star and League of Women Voters. Judy is predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Joseph Z. Biegeleisen, Jr., and her 3 sisters and brother. She is survived by sons, Dean H Biegeleisen and wife, Lynn, of Jefferson, GA, Louis K Biegeleisen, of Fairfield, IA, and J. Alan Biegeleisen and wife, Judy, of Sylvania, GA, daughter, Rosanne B. Maltese of Atlanta, GA, grandchildren, Ryan Z Maltese and wife, Jackie, of Atlanta, GA, Christina Biegeleisen, of Sylvania, GA, and Leah Biegeleisen, of Los Angeles, CA, 4 great-grandchildren, Carlton, Gabriella, Jackson, and Rosaria, nephews, Fred Jones of McKinney, TX, and Gary Morris of E. Stroudsburg, PA., sister-in-law, Sophie Morris of Stroudsburg, PA, and numerous others who were always welcomed into her home throughout her life. Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at North Atlanta Memorial Park, 5188 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody, GA 30360. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Chattahoochee Nature Center or the Alzheimer’s Association of America.

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  1. I first met Mrs. Judy when my daughter Lynn started dating her son Dean and I loved her immediately. She was a sweet lady who welcomed us into her home and made us feel like family. There was nothing pretentious about her and that was one of the many things I loved about her. When Lynn and Dean got married she told me that she did not like big weddings but for Lynn and Dean she would make an exception! She was so lovely that day. She loved Lynn and I told her that I appreciated that and she said that Lynn was easy to love to which I agreed. She also loved Lynn’s two sisters. And her real loves next to God was her children and grandchildren. She always spoke of her husband with much love and respect. He died at a young age and I know she is happily reunited with him now along with Jesus. There is no more pain for her. She lived a good long life but you are never ready to give them up no matter what the age. I am praying that the Great Comforter will wrap His mighty loving arms around each one of you and fill the void as only He can. I love each one of you. May God bless you all. Linda and Gary McEntire (Ma and Pa) to Dean

  2. Dean, Lynn and all of family,
    I am very sorry about your mom. I know you will cherish the memories. I know how much she meant to you. I hope to see you soon.

    Candy Stevens

  3. I never met Mrs Biegeleisen but knew of her through her daughter Rosanne who I had the pleasure of meeting right her in Barbados when she was on holiday with her friend Gerri and I did hear Rosanne speak of her mother;

    Rosanne, as Paramahansa Yogananda says “……send her your thoughts of love and goodwill, your vibrations of love, and of strength and courage……. Such thoughts give your loved one a sense of well-being, a sense of being loved. They have not forgotten you any more than you have forgotten them.””

  4. Grams was part of our family. To think she babysat for our son and now his daughter babysits for her great grands. What wonderful history, what an amazing person. Her legacy is her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has given us more than just herself. Thank you , with love and hugs . May your family find comfort in your memory.

  5. Rosanne,
    I pray wonderful and beautiful memories comfort you. Your Mom, a precious Angel has gone home to be with the Lord. I am grateful that I met her through you, her Angel.

    For everything there is a season….a time for every purpose under heaven….
    Love you always, Sharon

  6. Tenderly, May time heal your sorrow
    Gently, May friends ease your pain
    Softly, May peace replace heartaches
    And May warmest memories remain
    The soft touch of a Mother’s touch will never go away. With love and prayers Robin

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