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JUDD, Ken K. (Age 87) Ken went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday March 15, 2021. He was born on Jun 25, 1933 in Cheney, WA to Cecil and IdaMae (Dickerson). Our loving husband, father, grandfather (Papa), brother, uncle and friend passed due to Amyloidosis Heart Disease. Ken passed at home peacefully in his sleep with his family at his bedside. He graduated from Cheney High in 1951. Ken joined the Navy during his senior year. Following graduation, he started his formal education at EWCE, which was interrupted when called to active duty in 1952. He served at The Navy Air Station, Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida, returning home in 1955. Upon his return, he continued his education at EWCE, and was a member of IK and Bachelor Clubs. He really enjoyed working, always, having a job of one kind or another from high school up to 2014. Ken graduated from Eastern with a BA of Education in 1959. He continued post graduate studies there until he went to Whitworth University for his Masters Degree in Counseling. He then attended Gonzaga University for his Counseling Certification. Ken married Darlene Hulsizer, the love of his life as demonstrated by their more than 62 year marriage on December 20, 1958 (another Eastern graduate). Ken showered his bride with thoughtfulness and gifts throughout their marriage. They raised two active, resourceful, independent daughters, Tina and Teri. He loved them unconditionally, supported and attended ALL of their school activities and sporting events. Ken taught at Libby Junior High for five years before moving to Shadle Park High. At Shadle, he taught History, Sociology, drivers education and did student crowd control at sporting events. In addition, he developed and started the psychology program, which still remains in Spokane Schools. He finished his last 13 years of education as a counselor. Feeling the need to provide more for his family, he also managed the first McDonalds in Spokane (Frances/Wellesley) and sold Franz oil filters. In 1963 Ken left McDonalds and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in The Army Reserves, rising to Lt. Colonel before his retirement. In the military he taught officer advancement courses including Command and General Staff. At retirement in 1985, he had served 26 years. He was greatly liked and highly respected during both his military and teaching careers. In 1992, he retired from education after 33 years. During these years of employment, we moved from Stevens Dr. to our newly built home in Colbert, WA, with enough land for the girls to have horses. Teri had to wait until he retired from the military to get her pool, when he would be home to maintain it. They built a second home in 1990 on the 18th fairway of Twin Lakes Golf Course in Rathdrum, ID. Many gatherings of family and friends were held in this spacious home. He was the "epitome of the family first", each outing and trip was based on how much enjoyment his three girls would have. Ken enjoyed numerous activities, one being the Teepee Toters Camper Club, consisting of 20+ campers traveling as a caravan with some towing boats. We were courteous campers, often pulling over for the traffic behind to pass. He enjoyed road trips to nearby states and countries such as Canada and Mexico, each one including a history lesson. Hobbies included playing cards, board games, snowmobiling, boating, hunting, cinemas, live stage productions, watching TV (especially westerns, war movies and biographies), yard work (trimming shrubs, etc.), plowing snow off his 600 foot driveway, selling EnerPrime (a health supplement), and following EWU football, Gonzaga men's and women's basketball and Seattle Seahawks. After the girls married, a whole new world opened up to him. Tina married Karl Wallman in 1986. Eric, our first grandchild, didn't arrive for three years, but when he did, what a joy! Teri married Jerry Snell in 1992. Three years later, Tina's Erin arrived, followed by Teri's twins, Hayden and Christian. Three new babies in the same month! Then the joy really began. We went right back into supporting them with special adventures just for the six of us. When they started school, their events saw us in the audience (we climbed a lot of bleachers during those years). From high school to present, Ken's classmates had regular reunions in Cheney, Canada and the Western U.S. Over the past 10 years, local classmates met for lunch in Spokane, right up to the time Covid-19 shut everything down. In addition to family and friends, Ken had other interests, such as new cars, pet cats, eating out, enlarging his library of DVD's, and traveling. Before retirement, a trip was planned each summer. After retirement, we traveled mush of the world for ten years, mostly by Cruise Ship (Australia, New Zealand, Panama Canal Crossing, Caribbean Islands, Capitals of Scandinavia - including Berlin and St. Petersburg, Antiquities of Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt, Beijing China, The Great Wall, Xi'an and The Tera Cotta Warriors Tomb being unearthed, River Boat up the Yangtze, and down the Rhine in Europe, bus tour to Paris, and Grand bus tour of Great Britain). The next 10 years we visited friends and family in Hawaii, Alaska, and historical sites across the continental U.S. like Mt, Rushmore, Niagara Falls and Battlefields of the Civil War. In 2017, we moved to Orchard Crest Retirement Center, Spokane Valley, WA to be closer to family. He recently said, "this is right where we should be" since it was a difficult transition from Twin Lakes Village. After many years of church involvement, Ken's discipleship grew as he felt a calling to share his love for Jesus with others. Ken is survived by daughter Tina Wallman (Karl), grandson Eric Wallman (Ashley), granddaughter Erin, daughter Teri Snell (Jerry), grandson Hayden (Kirsten, great-grandson in May), grandson Christian (Megan), sister Dawn Shields, nephew Mel Shields (Kim), nephew Rick Shields (Erica), niece Denise Hutton (Dan), also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was preceded in death by his father Cecil Judd, mother IdaMae Judd, sister Cheryl Judd, brother-in-law Lee Shields. Ken will always be remembered for his warm inviting nature and smile, that made everyone feel like family, and the stories he told. Ken never new a stranger. The family is forever grateful to the staff of Horizon Hospice of Spokane, especially Allison, Casey, Corissa, Connie, Stephanie, Tammy and Donavon. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Horizon Hospice of Spokane in Ken's name. Please join us for Ken's "Celebration of Life" on Saturday April 24th at 1:30 p.m. at His Place Church, 3079 E 16th Ave. Post Falls, Idaho. English Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please sign his online memorial at also "Like" it on our Facebook to live stream the service with the family.

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Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 18 to Apr. 21, 2021.
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April 25, 2021
Darlene, may the love of your family and friends, along with the beautiful memories you have of Ken surround you during this time of your grief. oj
April 18, 2021
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace.
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