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Judy Surena Slagle, 74, of Yuba City passed away on July 28th. She was raised in Yuba City and graduated YCHS in 1958. She lived in Grants Pass, Oregon, South Lake Tahoe, and Placerville before returning to her hometown for the past 30 years.

While living in Tahoe, Judy was an account supervisor at Barton Memorial hospital prior to working for El Dorado County Mental Health. She was also active in her children's after school activities, played women's softball and was instrumental in creating People Against Rape (PAR).

In Placerville, Judy worked at El Dorado HS as the Career Advisor and was involved in numerous student programs. Judy returned to college and earned her teaching credential from CSU-Sacramento before returning to Yuba City. She taught 6th grade at St. Isidore's Catholic School and taught at Gridley Unified School District. Judy was a great teacher in and out of the classroom and was loved and respected by many students and colleagues.

Family and 'family time' was always important to Judy. She loved to laugh and play games with her children and friends.

"I love you bigger than the mountains".

Judy is preceded in death by her son, Brentley Hicks, her brothers, Kenneth, Harry and Michael Slagle, her parents, Nelson and Ethel Slagle and, her beloved dog, Lily. Judy is survived by her daughter Tani Hicks- Franco and husband Ron, daughter-in-law Linda Hicks and step- granddaughter Alicia Schlake, nephew Ken Slagle, and wife Jessica and daughter Amelia, and nieces Sarina Boorman and Kendra Slagle.

The family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 19th, in the clubhouse at the Shilo, 859 Jones Road, at 1:00pm.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17, 2015
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