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Judy Fife

Born March 27, 1935, in Pretty Prairie, Judy Fife, 75, passed away from complications of a heart attack Dec. 20, 2010 in Spokane, Wash.

Judy grew up in Peabody. She graduated from Peabody High School in 1953 and went on to Texas Women’s College. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and remained active with the organization. Judy graduated with a degree in home economics and education. She met her husband on a blind date at Kansas State University. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 17, 2007.

Judy had lived in Spokane for the past 32 years. She gave back all the love she had for the community through participation in civic organizations. She was a member of the Spokane Symphony Associates for more than 20 years, serving on committees and holding office. She remained an active member of her sorority, attending conventions and conferences. She was a member of a local garden club as well as other groups.

Judy enjoyed learning and continued to take classes at Spokane Falls and Whitworth in business and history. Judy found her spiritual passion in her church, Shadle Park Presbyterian. She was active in many groups and Bible studies.

She really enjoyed her Monday Breakfast Bunch.

Judy was the center of her family. She was the mother of four and grandmother of four. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She opened her arms and heart to all.

She will be missed beyond measure.

Judy is survived by sons Paul and his wife Katherine of San Francisco, Calif., Jay and his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Kirsten of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Jerry and his wife Marcia and their children, Travis, Ryan, and Claire of Keller, Texas; daughter Rebecca of Federal Way, Wash.; sister Pat Temple of Elko, Nev., and brother Brock Baker and his wife Sheryl of Peabody.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Fife, and her parents, Hartman and Francis Baker, formerly of Peabody.

A memorial service was 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at Shadle Park Presbyterian Church, Spokane.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, the Spokane Symphony Orchestra or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Last modified Feb. 9, 2011

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