Obituary - Judy Stickley


Judith Hardin Stickley of Chelsea, AL passed away on March 6, 2018. She was the daughter of Edwin Milton Hardin and the late Edith Loraine Hardin of Birmingham, AL. She is survived by her devoted husband, Michael Charles Stickley and daughters Anna Katherine and Leah Marie Stickley, one sister, Jenny Renee Childers (Richard), niece Rachel and nephew Adam Childers of Birmingham. Sister-in-law Dr. Denise Young (Dr. Jeffery Young), nephews Andrew, Steven and Brian Young, nieces Erin and Leigh Young of Charlottesville, VA and by Michael's parents, Ken & Margaret Stickley, also of Charlottesville. Judy graduated from Huffman High School. She received her Bachelors and Master of Civil Engineering from UAB. She was a Senior Structural Engineer for Christy/Cobb, Inc. where over 32 years she completed more than 250 structural engineering projects including industrial plants, water and wastewater facilities, commercial and educational buildings, large residences and site related structures. She was past president of Structural Engineers Assoc. of Alabama. She was also past President of Central Alabama Chapter of American Concrete Institute. She served on the International Residential Code Building and Energy Code Development Committee 2000-2001 and on the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations Code Advisory Committee 2000-2004. She was a member of Tau Beta Pi and the Wood Truss Council. She was published professionally and was a presenter at conferences. An active member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, she was for 27 years a member of the Cathedral Ringers, taught Sunday school and VBS. She was a Lenten Lunch Day Chair, and a member of the St. Elizabeth's Guild. She also served as a Girl Scout leader. A life-long equestrian, she held numerous offices in the U. S. Pony Club, where her daughters participated. She taught young people to care for and love horses. She instilled in her own children the appreciation of all living creatures. She considered her children the greatest gift from God and was involved in all their activities. A devoted wife and mother, she valiantly fought cancer for a year to live for her young daughters and her husband. The family would like to thank the caring staff of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, whom Judy loved and appreciated. A service will be held Monday, March 12 at 2:00 PM at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, 2017 6th Ave. North, Birmingham, AL. Interment will be private at the Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville, AL. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Attn. Alex Huffman, 1824 6th Ave. South, WTI 210H Birmingham, AL 35294.