Judy Orcutt, long-time resident of Lopez Island and most recently of Bellingham, Wash., passed away on June 14 at Kindred Hospital, First Hill, Seattle, Wash., with her family at her side. Judy was born on April 1, 1939 in Bellingham,.
Judy, who was married to her dear husband Jerry until his passing in 2007, will be remembered for being a devoted and loving wife and mother to their six children, always putting their needs before her own.
Judy loved spending time with her family, taking quiet walks with her husband after dinner in the woods behind their home, usually with kids, dogs and even a cat following behind. Over the years Judy provided day care for many of her grandchildren and wouldn’t have traded that special time with them for anything in the world. Judy was an excellent cook who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed road trips, going to the beach, boating, playing games on the computer, playing cards and board games, going to Reno or Las Vegas with her sister every year and simply visiting with friends over coffee.
Judy is survived by her children, Teri (David) Huynh of Burlington, Debby Hartley of Bellingham, David (Joyce) Laddusire of Mt. Vernon, Steve Orcutt (Leslie MacDonald) of Lopez Island, Lori Orcutt of Ferndale and Julie (Kevin) Williams of Bellingham; grandchildren, Cory, David, Kelsi, Jordan, Kyle, Kara, Elizabeth, Janin, Kaitlin and Maggie; and 4 great grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Joan (Pete) Petersen of Hayward, CA; sisters-in-law, Virginia Anderson of New Castle, Wash., and Victoria Barberio of Ashland, Ore.; and numerous nieces, and nephews.
Her husband Jerry; her parents Harold Anderson and Evelyn Alford; stepfather, Ralph Alford; and her brothers, Robert Anderson and Steven Ruby, preceded Judy in death.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a potluck luncheon and celebration of Judy’s life at the home of her son and daughter-in-law David and Joyce Laddusire, 17479 Bennett Road, Mt. Vernon, Wash., 98273, on Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m.