Juddie L. Wachtel

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Juddie Lee Wachtel, age 83, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., passed away on November 19, 2019. She was born in Dumas, Ark., on November 22, 1935, to Carl Delmar and Sarah Juddie (Levy) Wachtel. She graduated from Bald Knob High School and attended St. Edwards School of Nursing in Fort Smith, Ark., as an R.N. Juddie received her Bachelor's Degree from Park University and her MA & MPA from Webster University. She was a Lt .Col. in the United States Air Force, where she spent many years as a flight nurse and after 25 years of service retired as a Director of Nursing. Juddie was a member of the Society of Nurses, Military Order of World Wars, Military Order, the Village Pine Garden Club, and former Chapter President of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). She served many years on the Episcopal Church Women's Board as Alter Guide Director for the Diocese of AR. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church where she served on many Outreach Committees and was Alter Guide Director, Episcopal Church Women, Community of Hope, and the Order of the Daughters of the King. She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her nephews, John Randall Wachtel (Wendy), Ruston Dee Wachtel, and Thomas Scott Wachtel; and her brother, Thomas Wachtel (Peggy Sue). Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Hoy Trinity Episcopal Church in Hot Springs Village, Ark., with Rev. Neil Kaminski officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Guests may register at

Published November 24, 2019

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