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Obituary: Judith Millstone

Judith Millstone, 69, died Sept. 28, 2019. 

Ms. Millstone had been a resident of Tucson since 1968 when her family moved here from Rochester, N.Y., and she decided to attend the University of Arizona, graduating in 1972. She taught fifth grade for about seven years in Safford.  While she was in Safford she obtained a master’s degree in counseling.  Returning to Tucson and unable to find a teaching job, she entered real estate sales, a path previously chosen by her brother, Robert, and father, Dave (Red Carpet Real Estate), who were both brokers in Tucson.

To maintain her teaching credentials, she took a computer programming class at Pima Community College and went on to earn two degrees in programming.  She worked as a programmer for the City of Tucson until retiring in 2004.

Ms. Millstone was a member of Congregation Or Chadash and before that, Temple Emanu-El.  She was an active longtime member of the Tucson African Violet Society and African Violet Society of America.

Ms. Millstone was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and David Millstone; brother, David Millstone; and sister, Marilyn Millstone Watkins.

She is survived by her husband, Ed Jackson.

Services were held at Congregation Or Chadash with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation,; National Multiple Sclerosis Society,; Multiple Sclerosis Association of America,; Humane Society of Southern Arizona,; or African Violet Society of America,