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Judith Jeanette Haiwick

Judith Jeanette Haiwick

Judith Jeanette Haiwick, age 68, of Long Beach, CA, died on August 6, 2013. Judy was born April 3, 1945 in Fergus Falls, MN, the youngest daughter of Ingvald and Della (Morrill) Haiwick. She was baptized and confirmed at Vining Lutheran Church, Vining, MN and grew up on a farm near Vining. With her parents, she also lived for brief periods in Montana and South Dakota where her mother taught school. She attended Battle Lake High School, Battle Lake, MN, from 1959 to 1961, then moved to Tucson, AZ with her sister, Ruth, graduating from Catalina High School in 1963. Judy attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, from 1963 to 1964, as a National Merit Scholar. While at Coe she served as editor of the college newspaper, the Coe Cosmos. She transferred to the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she graduated in 1967. She earned a master's degree in Early Medieval English Language and Literature from the University of Arizona in 1969. While studying for her master's degree, she worked for the Arizona Daily Star. Judy continued her studies in Early English at the University of California-Riverside. In 1977, Judy began work at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she was employed for thirty years, retiring in 2007. Her jobs included working as an instruction manual writer and industrial engineer. Judy was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Long Beach, CA, where she served in various leadership capacities. A great love of her life was creating and writing for her web site, sundayschoollessons.com. She was thrilled to provide this resource of Sunday School material which received more than 4,000,000 views around the world. Another deeply satisfying part of her life was her volunteer work as a docent at the Long Beach Museum of Art, especially being involved with children's art workshops. In 2010, Judy suffered a series of strokes. With the help of her devoted caregiver Flor, she was eventually able to resume some of her former activities. Judy is survived by her sisters, Ruth Myrvold, Tucson, AZ and Nora (Verlyn) Lindell, Sioux Falls, SD; nephews, Doug Myrvold and Jim Myrvold; nieces, Karin Lindell and Lisa Lindell; six great nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church at Carson and Cherry on August 21st at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Minnesota. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.

Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Aug. 18, 2013
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