Naomi Judd
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Diana Ellen Judd (1946 - 2022)

Diana Ellen (Naomi) Judd aka Ciminella, Strickland
Born in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 76 in Leipers Fork, Williamson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 May 2015 | Last significant change: 31 May 2022
02:45: Travis Collins edited the Biography for Diana Ellen Judd (1946-2022). (Bio improvement. ) [Thank Travis for this]
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Naomi Judd was born Diana Ellen Judd on January 11, 1946 in Ashland, Kentucky.[1] She was a daughter of Charles Glen Judd and Pauline Ruth Oliver.[2] She was the paternal granddaughter of Roy Ogden Judd and Sallie Ellen Moore and maternal granddaughter of Howard Waverly Oliver and Edith Mae Burton.

Naomi was also the fifth great-grandniece of Jenny Wiley. She was a descendant of John and Catherine Elizabeth Sellards Borders (Jenny’s older sister).

She married Michael Charles Ciminella in Virginia in 1964.[3] They were the parents of Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd. They divorced in 1972.[4]

Naomi was the wife of Larry Strickland whom she married in 1989.

She and her eldest daughter, Wynonna, made up the country music duo The Judds. Her other daughter, Ashley Judd, is a noted actress.[5]

Naomi died at the age of seventy-six on April 30, 2022[6] in Leiper’s Fork (Williamson County), Tennessee.[7]


  1. "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Diana E Judd, 1946; citing Birth, Boyd, Kentucky, United States, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort.
  2. Ashley Judd, "Ashley Judd details ‘bitter and sweet’ in memoir" (Excerpt from Ashley Judd: All That Is Bitter & Sweet.). Newsvine. via 4 April 2011. Web. 21 May 2015
  3. "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 January 2019), Michael Charles Ciminella and Diana Ellen Judd, 03 Jan 1964; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2012); citing , Pearisburg, Virginia, United States, certificate 1705, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  4. "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Diana E Judd and Michael C Ciminella, Jun 1972; from "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  5. "Ashley Judd." Who Do You Think You Are (US) (Season 2 Episode 8). NBC. 25 March 2011
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "The Judds," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed May 18, 2022).
  7. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 May 2022), memorial page for Naomi Judd (11 Jan 1946–30 Apr 2022), Find A Grave: Memorial #239346501; Maintained by Find a Grave Burial Details Unknown.

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