May 19, 1936 – Oct. 30, 2016
Jud was the oldest of three boys, born in Petaluma, California. He grew up in Marin County: Sausalito and Mill Valley; and attended Cal Berkeley. He served 6 years in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Cal and was stationed in Spain which he loved. Upon discharge in 1966, he went to work for IBM which began his career in "Data Processing" (as it was known then). He left IBM and began his journey into Healthcare Information Systems where he held Management positions in Sales and Customer Services; which led to the meeting of his wife Lynn, of 23 years. Jud and Lynn have been residents of Ennis for 11 years.
Jud loved life, and lived it to the fullest. He was a sportsman: ran track and played football in High School, pitched on IBMs Baseball team; was a Class AA Skeet Shooter, competed in ocean Bill Fishing Tournaments, played tennis, and later in life took up golf, and even bowling upon moving to Ennis. He hunted in Wyoming and British Columbia; and birds in California, and enjoyed fly fishing after moving to Ennis. Other hobbies included photography and history, he loved to read, as evidenced by the volume of books in his home. His knowledge of wine and Single Malt Scotch was extensive, and he enjoyed sharing with friends. He claimed to be the World's Best Cribbage Player until he was dethroned by Lynn. His life was enriched by his pets (dogs and cats) over the past 20 years with many funny stories.
Jud was so proud of his daughter Sasha who is an Oncologist with an M.D., PhD and is currently at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She is both a Clinician, treating patients and doing Breast Cancer prevention research. He was fortunate to have seen her the week before his passing. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers, Lynn's sister and her family; Lynn's two sons and their families; his nephew Chris and family in Brussels; and many friends.
He will be MISSED by many. He is remembered by all who know him as the friendly, witty character with the twinkle in his eye and smile. He was not the least bit shy and could strike up a conversation with anyone. His laugh was infectious – especially when he would laugh at his own jokes. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Ennis Senior Center where he was a frequent patron. Donations in his memory may be made to the Ennis Senior Center – Building Fund.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 11, 2016