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STANLEY, Jean Judie

September 8, 2013 12:38 AM

Judie moved to Santa Barbara in 1999 after her husband Max Stanley passed away. In Santa Barbara, Judie participated in Newcomer activities, making new friends, and at the same time finding the home she liked. She became a volunteer for Cottage Hospital and was involved in the English Tea Group and in the Santa Barbara Rose Society. Over the years, she has enjoyed golfing, dancing, earning her private pilot's license, and finding time for her garden, especially the roses she loved so much.

Judie was born in England in 1936 and during the war was schooled in small country schools. After graduation, she worked in London and later took an administrative position in the hotel and resort business in the Bahamas. In 1962 she joined E.F McDonald in New York City and became the personal assistant to the president. Later she joined McCann-Erickson Advertising as personal secretary to the CEO, Marion Harper, who transitioned the agency into the Inter-Public Group (IPG). She moved to Los Angeles and later married Max Stanley, the test pilot for the original "flying wing".

Judie will be remembered as a lady in every sense of the word. She was particular about courtesy and gracious manners and putting people at ease. She was known for her elegance of dress and personal style and her interest in the arts and theater, as well as learning from extensive travel to other countries.

She passed away on August 31, 2013. She is survived by her partner, Anthony Guntermann, and his children, Penelope, Christopher and Holly Guntermann, and his grandchildren, Arielle, Corinne, Jim and Tony, and by Judie's godson, Jay Walsh, all of whom she considered her family and all of whom cherished her vitality, humor, intelligence and hospitality.

A gathering in her memory will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 3-5 pm at the La Cumbre Country Club. Donations in her memory may be made to the Guide Dogs for the Blind or the Santa Barbara Humane Society.


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