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Judith B. Packard: January 9, 1937 - August 16, 2011

Family and friends are sad to announce that Judith B. Packard passed away on August 16, 2011. Judy was born in Pomona, California on January 9, 1937. She graduated from Pomona High School in 1955 and UCLA in 1959 with a degree in Education. She received her Masters degree from WSU in Education in 1983.

Judy worked as an elementary school teacher, ran the gifted students program at Hanford Elementary, Richland Washington, and then worked in computer support in Richland. After retiring, she was self-employed as a computer consultant for several years.

She moved to Friday Harbor in 2004 with her husband, Dick Packard.

After moving to Friday Harbor, she became very active in the community. Judy joined the San Juan County Textile Guild, the Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild, the San Juan Trails Committee, and the Bike Trails Committee. She also volunteered at the San Juan Community Theater.

She pursued her love of quilting, knitting, photography, and bicycling while still managing to find time to travel the world on her bicycle with her husband. Together, Judy and Dick were regular members of the Friday Walkers, along with their beloved black lab, Baxter.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard Packard; their son, Craig Packard and Carol Glenn of Seattle; their grandson Brannon Glenn of Arizona; their son, Keith Packard and Laura Nepveu of Portland; their granddaughters, Christine and Sarah; their daughter, Julie Packard and Marc Islam of Friday Harbor; and their granddaughters Petrea, Kendra, and Danica.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, nephew Jim Maloney, niece Anne Maloney, and sister Louise Maloney of Corona Del Mar, California.

Services will be held at St. David's Episcopalian Church, Friday Harbor on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a celebration of her life at Dick and Judy's home on San Juan Island.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Susan G. Komen Fund (for breast cancer), the A.L.S. Association, or the American Lung Association are requested.


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