Great Falls —Judith Lenore Astrin, of Great Falls, passed away on February 15, 2014, at the age of 70 following a long battle with ovarian cancer. No services are planned.
Judy was born November 2, 1943, in Ventura, California, to Sidney and Lenore Lang. She grew up in Bakersfield, graduated from UCLA in 1966, and married her college sweetheart Charles a week later. They moved to Great Falls in 1976 where she managed her husband's medical office until she retired in 1992.
Together she and Chuck enjoyed many years of skiing and snowboarding and touring around Montana on Chuck's Harley. Judy also loved riding her horses with friends in the beautiful Montana mountains.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles; sister, Diane Lang of Burbank, CA; and several favorite cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jennifer, in 1992.
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Judith received her degree in Biologic Illustration from U.C.L.A. in 1966. She worked in pen & ink, charcoal, and watercolors. She illustrated two medical books, sketched operative procedures in the operating room, and her talents extended into multiple areas. She played three instruments, her beadwork was sold in several art stores in Montana, and she was an invited artist in two stained glass art shows. She became a snowboarder in her 50's, and was in the back country horsemen with her beloved Tennessee walking horses. She loved all living creatures.
Condolences to the family may be shared at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Feb. 16, 2014