Judy Darden Fochtmann

Judy Darden Fochtmann, 66, of Montevallo passed away on Tuesday,  August 16th, 2022 Judy was born on June 6th, 1956 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Judy worked at University Baptist Child Development Center most of her life and her love for children was immeasurable. She loved Alabama football, Elvis, and spending time with her family. There was no one more important than her grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her parents James “J.D.” and Dean Allen Darden.

She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Fochtmann Douglas (Donnie); grandchildren, Darrin, Brooke, Danielle, Braden and Weston;  three great-grandchildren Raelyn, Cohen and Layla; sister, Patsy Bamberg (Earl); and a special nephew, Brad Bamberg (Jami) and their children Ty, Tate, Tripp and Tynleigh Kate.

Celebration of Life will be held at University Baptist Church on Saturday, August 20th at 1:00 p.m. The family will have a private burial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please donate in her memory to the Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, 300 Office Park Drive Ste. 325, Birmingham, AL 35223.

A special thank you to Southeast Hospice for your support and care.


  1. Cathy Barnett on August 18, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Lots of memories with Judy in our elementary years at Mayberry School in Pearidge. She always had a big smile when I would see her in our later years. She will be greatly missed!

  2. Linda Brasher on August 19, 2022 at 11:24 am

    So sorry for your loss. Judy was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by all her family and friends. Cherish the memories and good times. Praying God comforts you all as only He can do.

  3. Bill Plott on August 19, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    She was Miss Judy to our children at UBCDC. A wonderful person. We will miss her.

  4. Ruby Rollan on August 19, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss, she was a great person

  5. Deloris Stoudmire on August 19, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. She was a wonderful teacher and friend to do many. Thank you family for sharing her with so many children she cared for. We will miss her dearly! May God confront you during this time of bereavement. Love, The Stoudmire’s

  6. Kathy Morris on August 24, 2022 at 10:19 am

    To her Family. I have good memories of Judy. Always had a smile. Prayers for family and close friends. May God be your comfort and strength. ✝️🙏❤️
    Kathy Goggins Morris