Judith Anne Pless Lathrop
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Asheville - Judith Anne Pless Lathrop, 55, of Asheville, died Monday, August 19, 2013. Born in Jackson County, she lived the majority of her life in Buncombe County. Judy was the daughter of Marjorie Anne Pless and the late Francis Llamar Pless. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Western Carolina University and worked for over 30 years in local area hospitals. Her favorite pastimes included gardening, caring for others, spending time with family, singing, and volunteering for CarePartners Hospice in Asheville, North Carolina. Judy was a teacher of compassion, loved by many for her colorful character, sense of humor and dedication. Her animals, especially the dogs, adored her due to her unconditional love for them. She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Gregory Marsh Lathrop; mother, Marjorie Anne Pless; brother, David Llamar Pless; and step-children, Lance Gregory Lathrop and Vanessa Leigh Lathrop. A memorial service will be held 6 PM, Friday, September 6, at Covenant Community Church, where she was a member. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Asheville Humane Society or Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 25, 2013