Judith Firestone “Judy” Thiel, the wife of prominent steeplechase horseman Dale Thiel and the mother of National Steeplechase Association board member Laura Thiel Shull, died Friday, Aug. 2, in Camden, S.C. She was 74.
A daughter of the late Raymond C. and Laura A. Lisk Firestone, she was born in Memphis and was a lifetime horse enthusiast who showed at many major horse shows. An avid foxhunter, she was the longtime Master of The Camden Hunt and was named its lifetime honorary Master.
She was a longtime supporter of the Kershaw County Humane Society and longtime benefactor for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 S. Fair Street , Camden, S.C. 29020.
A private memorial service will be held at a future date. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Thiel family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.