Judith Golick

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Former longtime Anchorage resident Judith A. Golick, 67, died peacefully Dec. 5, 2009, near her Florida home after a lengthy bout with respiratory illness. At the time of her passing she was with her husband of 48 years and her two children.

A celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at Central Lutheran Church, 1420 Cordova St.

Judy was born on Sept. 17, 1942, in Seattle, where she grew up. She attended Ballard High School as well as the University of Washington. Judy first arrived in Anchorage with her family in 1977. While in Anchorage, Judy volunteered at Bayshore Elementary and worked for 20 years at the law offices of Wade and DeYoung as a legal secretary and as the firm's office manager.

Judy was a beloved and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, and a confirmed member of the Lutheran church. She was a voracious reader her whole life, and enjoyed watching classic movies and musicals. Her favorite of all time was "The Sound of Music."

Judy's family explained that although Christmas was Judy's favorite time of year and the timing of her passing was painful, she is with God and in a better place now.

Judy is survived by her husband, Michael Golick, 71; and her two children, John Golick, 41, and Jennifer Latva-Kiskola, 38, of Anchorage; her sister, Patricia Gerdy, 60, of Issaquah, Wash.; and her niece, Karen Gerdy, 26, also of Issaquah; son-in-law, Tuomo Latva-Kiskola, 46; and daughter-in-law, Emily Golick, 33. Judy is also survived by her very special joy, her grandchildren: Taylor, Connor, Yuri, Niko, Tarja, Markus, John and Samuel.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Dorothy Timpe, who lived in Seattle.

The family suggests donations in lieu of gifts or flowers to a favorite charity of the donor's choice.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2009
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