HJ339: Celebrating the life of Judith Peters Beattie.


Offered February 26, 2020
Celebrating the life of Judith Peters Beattie.
Patron-- Keam

WHEREAS, Judith Peters Beattie, a trusted member of the Vienna community who provided child care to generations of local families, died on October 11, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Judith “Judy” Beattie raised her family in the Vienna and Oakton communities, but they also lived in Germany, Taiwan, Myanmar, Hong Kong, and Jamaica due to her late husband Fred’s career with the U.S. Department of State; and

WHEREAS, as the owner and operator of Hunter Mill Country Day School since 1978, Judy Beattie created a safe, nurturing environment in which students could learn and grow; and

WHEREAS, over the course of her 36-year career with Hunter Mill Country Day School, Judy Beattie oversaw many enhancements and renovations to the school to help children develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually; and

WHEREAS, Judy Beattie was an active community leader who volunteered her time with several local and state task forces and committees and served as president of the Hunters Valley Association; she was also a passionate advocate for the Unitarian Universalist faith and helped establish congregations throughout the region; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by her husband, Fred, Judy Beattie will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her children, Annie, Brian, Eric, and Judy, and their families, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Judith Peters Beattie, a trusted child care provider and beloved member of the Vienna community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Judith Peters Beattie as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.