CHRISTOPHER Judith Ellen Christopher, died unexpectedly May 29, 2011. Born November 20, 1947, to John W. (Bill) and Ruth Christopher of Russells Point, OH, Judy was co-owner of Tradewinds import store in the 1960s-70s and served as an attorney in the Franklin County Public Defenders Office from 1980-86 before going into private practice. She was a feminist, progressive political activist, music & art lover, patron and advisor to artists and actors, engaging conversationalist, and loyal friend. Judy was active online in Hogwarts Extreme as Deputy Headmistress. She will be missed by her many friends and clients. Preceded in death by her parents and brother John W. Christopher, Jr. She is survived by brother, Eddie (Mary) Christopher of Sidney, OH; sister-in-law, Jo Christopher of Worthington; nephew, John W. Christopher III of St. Petersburg, FL and his children, John, Chelsea, and Jill (Travis Kent) Christopher of Brentwood, TN, and their daughters, Eliza and Isabelle; niece, Jayne Christopher (Worthington) and sons, Colton and Max; and cats, Harry Todd and Elliott. Memorial donations in Judy's name can be made to Colony Cats (colonycats.org). Friends can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information on a potluck memorial sharing to be held July 23, 8 p.m. at the Goodale Park Shelterhouse, Columbus.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 7, 2011