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November 2023 Resident Spotlight: Judy Lambert

Posted on November 24, 2023 in

Judy Lambert has lived an adventurous life, from being a Navy wife to co-owning a 7-Eleven franchise for more than 30 years.

 

Judy and her husband met on a double date, and they swiftly fell in love and married before he entered the Navy. During her four years as a Navy wife, she gave birth to their first two daughters. Upon her husband’s permanent return to the U.S., a third daughter was born, and when she was four months old, the young family purchased their first 7-Eleven convenience store franchise. For the next 30+ years, they were “married” to the convenience store business.

 

While their work life did not allow for a lot of hobbies, Judy and her husband always prioritized family and made sure their daughters were supported, loved and afforded opportunities. All three of her daughters worked in the family’s convenience stores as well, which taught them many life lessons.

 

“All of my daughters are very intelligent and hard-working girls who grew into the most amazing women, who are not only accomplished in their careers, but are also awesome people who like to give back,” Judy expressed. “With two children each, they have raised their children with the same values and work ethic we instilled in them, and I could not be prouder.”

 

After her husband passed, Judy explored and fell in love with the independent living options at Ohio Living Mount Pleasant. Notably, one of her daughters and several of her grandchildren live nearby, in Cincinnati. From the moment she drove on campus, she says she felt at home.

 

“It was the beautifully kept grounds and all the different-style homes that made it feel like a neighborhood and not a facility,” she explained. “I was a stranger coming in, but within weeks, I had many friends. Our activities on campus keep me so busy. I know God sent me here and I am so grateful. I love my ‘family’ and home.”