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Obit Judith Goodell Rock

Judith Goodell Rock, a former member of the Extramural Department at Antioch, died at her home in Troy, Maine, on December 19, 2012, at the age of 72. She was a very active member of the community there. Her two children, Jen and Tim, grew up in Troy. Judy came to Antioch and Yellow Springs in the 1960s. Her late husband, Dave, came around the same time to work at Glen Helen.

I would say that Glen Helen brought them together. Judy loved nature and was a regular attender at the Tuesday Trailside lunches that were held at that time. They were married in the late sixties and lived in the little cottage on Mill Run Meadow in the Glen. In 1973, they moved to a farm in Troy, Maine, which they named “Blue Heron Farm”. I have maintained contact with them all this time.

After Judy’s death, much of their beautiful farm became part of the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust. In addition, the family donated 40 forested acres to the New England Forestry Association. That parcel will be dedicated as the David A. Rock Memorial Forest at 11 a.m. On June 29, 2013, at Blue Heron Farm on Whitaker Road in Troy, Maine. The RSVP by Wednesday, June 26th to Annette Ermini at the New England Forestry Foundation, aermini[at]newenglandforestry[dot]org or call 978-952-6856. x105.