Judith Anne Coghlan of Glen Burnie, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 76 and attended Holy Trinity Church in Glen Burnie. Born in Clyde, MO on November 10, 1938 to John and Helen Harrison, she began a lifelong nursing career and discovered her passion for traveling through her six years of service in the U.S. Air Force. After retiring from the federal government, she volunteered with the BWI Pathfinders and Anne Arundel County Police department where she enjoyed helping and interacting with the public. She was an avid reader and loved a great historical murder mystery. Judith was passionate about traveling with her family. Together they enjoyed many trips to the Magic Kingdom and cruised aboard several Disney ships. Her travels took her to four continents, and if she had the opportunity, she would have happily visited the other three. Judith was preceded in death by her parents John and Helen Harrison and three brothers.
Judith took pride in teaching others when she could, especially the younger generation of health care workers. In her death, she continued to teach and provide a learning opportunity by donating her body to the Maryland State Anatomy board. She hoped this would enable researchers to learn more about her ailments.
Judith is survived by her brother, Urban “Hoot” Harrison; her sister, Mary Helen Zubek; her daughter, Rachel; her son, Brian (Susan); two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie on August 22 at 11 am with a reception to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation at https://www.arthritis.org/.