JUDITH MARY COGAN
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Judie, of Redmond, WA, passed away quietly on December 13, 2013 just weeks before her 75th birthday. Her loving daughter and family were at her side. A special celebration of Judie's life was held at Fairwind's Retirement Home where Judie lived. A graveside service was officiated by her dear friend and companion, Rabbi Stanley Yedwab.
Judie was born in Chicago on January 25, 1939 to Dolores and Robert Jones. She moved to California as a child and graduated from Canoga Park High School. Judie earned a Master's degree in Educational Psychology at California State University, Northridge. Judie was married to Gerald Cogan until 2004 and had four children, Kristin, Jeffrey, David and Larry. Sadly, her son, David, pre-deceased her in 1979. Judie moved to Seattle in 2004 to be close her daughter, Kristin Scott and her grandchildren.
Judie had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed cooking, decorating, playing bridge, traveling, the theatre and the opera, scrapbooking, collecting miniatures, cookie jars, taxicabs and teapots. Knitting was a source of great pride and much satisfaction in seeing the joy of the recipients of her gifts of knitted sweaters, hats and scarves. Judie was a special person with a love for her family and friends, and we will all miss her presence in our lives. A special thanks from the family goes to all who cared for Judie and gave her joy and companionship. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 26, 2014