Julia Ann “Judy” Schroeder, 77, a Bowie, Maryland, resident, passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Autumn Lake at Cherry Hill Nursing Home in Laurel, Maryland.
Judy was born on Nov. 15, 1942, in Trenton to Edward Clingan and Mary Lizzie (Snidow) (Roberts) Whorton. On Jan. 19, 1962, she was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Schroeder, who proceeded her in death July 14, 2001. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1960.
She was a cook for 35 years while living in Trenton before moving to Bowie in 1988. She was well-known for her cinnamon rolls, loved to cook for the family and fed many, many friends over the years.
Starting in 1990, she owned and operated her own residential cleaning business, Glitter Cleaning Co., for 29 years until her illnesses in 2019.
Judy loved black-and-white Western movies, word searches and her guinea pig “Chewy.” She was active in rescuing animals especially cats.
She is survived by a sister, Robyn Roberts, and a granddaughter, RyLee Roberts, of the home; a daughter, Ronda Schroeder, of Orange City, Iowa; a son, Randall Schroeder and wife, Marcia, of Trenton; three brothers, Micheal Whorton and wife Debbie of Hume, Tommy Whorton and wife Lova of Richmond and Timothy Whorton and wife Brenda of Kansas City; three sisters, Marilyn and Jesse Johnston of Lawson, Brenda and Rodger Freidly of Excelsior Springs, Cindy and Bill Merritt of Independence; five grandchildren, Terry Lohman of Liberty, and Sarah, Becky and Allison Schroeder of Trenton; five great-grandchildren, Christian Claessen of Trenton, Destiny Stantruff of Kansas City, Lyric and Lia Podhorn of Alton, Illinois, and Jaxon Schroeder of Trenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Judy was proceeded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jimmy Whorton and Bob Roberts.
Contributions can be made to Last Chance Animal Rescue, PO BOX 1670 White Plains, MD 20695 by mail or https://lastchanceanimalrescure.org.