Judith Pingree left this mortal life on her eternal journey on Feb. 10, 2013, at her home in Brookings, Ore., surrounded by her loving family. She had grown tired of her 25-year battle with cancer and was ready to return to her Heavenly Father.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City.
She was born Nov 2, 1940, to E. Taft Warner and Edna Harrison Warner in Glendale, Calif. She lived in the Mojave Desert with her parents and brother, Billy, until they moved to Klamath Falls when she was 8 years old. Later, they moved to Roseburg, Ore., where Judy completed her education.
She married Bob Moore and had a son, Michael in Roseburg, Ore. They moved to Grass Valley, Calif., to work in the logging business with her dad. Bob died in a logging accident when Mike was 8 months old.
When Mike was 2, Judy met Loren Pingree and they were married at Zephyr Cove, Douglas County, Nevada on April 7, 1962. Loren adopted Mike and they had four more children: Daniel, Tiffanie, Jonathon, and Amanda.
Judy had many amazing talent, one of which was dealing with people. She became a foster parent and enjoyed and shared her family and home with 55 foster children.
She also found time to work at KMart and Ben Franklin Stores. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many callings in the Grass Valley and Brookings Wards.
After Loren retired, they move to Brookings, Ore., in 1997. Judy enjoyed the ocean, the beach, eating fresh fish and crab. She delighted in her new friends in Brookings.
Another favorite pastime was scrapbooking and quilting. She made quilts for each of the children and grandchildren.
She is survived by Loren, her husband of 50 years; sons, Mike (Laurie), Dan (Tanya) and Jon (Kim); and daughters Tiffanie (Brian) Hodge and Amanda Drake. She also leaves 24 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many close foster children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Billy, and a granddaughter.
The family wants to thank all the friends and Coastal Home Health & Hospice for their many acts of kindness.