Judith Calvert
1948 - 2020
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Judith Calvert
Judith Ann Calvert age 72 of Mount Vernon, WA passed away on October 5th 2020.
Born on January 30th 1948 to parents Fred and Helen Prien in Ellensburg WA. As a child growing up in Ellensburg, Judy was active in International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and Graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1966. After High School she married Robert Noah Calvert.
As an Army wife she traveled to Germany and ended up in California where in 1968 she gave birth to her son Brian. In 1970 Judy and Robert divorced and Judy moved back to Ellensburg. Judy went back to school in Yakima.
During her time in Ellensburg Judy touched many people's life with her love and kindness. She worked as a beautician at the Band Box/Campus Beauty Shop and became an active member of the First Baptist Church.
In 1973 Judy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and due to the illness, she soon had to retire as a beautician. Judy was always a 'crafty' person keeping her hands busy sewing, painting, knitting and crocheting. Later in life quilting and gardening became her passion.
In 2007 Judy sold her house in Ellensburg and moved to a new home in Mount Vernon, WA to be a daily part of her grandson's lives. Once settled in she found a new spiritual family at Bethany Covenant Church where once again she touched many people's lives with her kindness, love and devotion.
She is survived by Brother, Tom Prien , Sister, Debbie (Prien) Brown, Son & Daughter-In-Law Brian & Liza Calvert, and Grandsons Brandon and Jacob Calvert.
She was preceded in death by her mother Helen (Hadley) Prien and father Frederick W. Prien.
Memorial services will be postponed until current pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate


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Published in Daily Record on Oct. 8, 2020.
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October 10, 2020
Judy was my friend. She was friend to so many and each of us had such a special place in her heart but when she was with you, she was with you and you felt special. I loved the years in Mt. Vernon we spent together. We came around the same time. We crocheted together and she would challenge me to harder patterns. She would meet her challenge and make me strive to do better. I loved her home and all of us who were sisters in Christ who met together. She spurred me on to quilt about the time she ceased to be able. Selfless of her and never once did she begrudge that I was beginning something she loved so much and had to give up. She advised gently and yes, sometimes with vigor. This past year, she folded ALL of the quilt fabric in the quilt closet at church. We can all be pretty messy. Judy used a ruler and made it all fit just so, even though it was challenging for her. Other quilters joined in to sit and visit with their work while Judy completed each box of fabric. When we return together, missing her, but knowing she is dancing in Heaven, our fabric will be a reminder of Judy's giving and caring. She came back from her MS events with such determination and it always amazed me. Last but not least, she taught all of us that when you are down, you can help others. At Mira Vista with her broken leg for the better part of a year, she uplifted and shared her faith gently with so many residents. After she returned home, she had a luncheon for three residents with all finger food for all their needs. Brian, Brandon, Jacob and Liza, you were her beloved family. We all knew that! We heard about the new jobs, dogs, etc. as Grandma's do share. Always, with love. Praying for you all and so blessed to have known Judy.
Janet Irwin
Friend
October 10, 2020
Judy was a joy to know. She was such an encourager. I knew Judy through our quilting group at church. Whether we were meeting at her home or at Bethany, she brought joy. I loved that twinkle in her eye and I truly miss her.
Karen Eckardt
Friend
October 9, 2020
I love you so much Judy and there is a huge hole in my heart. I will fill that hole with the multitude of memories of all our times together. I am also happy that your suffering and pain is over and that you are where you belong in heaven with your Savior. Though I knew the time would come that you would go and I thought I would be able to let you go I still wasn't ready to not have you in my life. Please know you will always be in my heart and thoughts every day for the rest of my life. I want to still be a part of Brian, Liza, Brandon and Jacobs lives and wish I knew how I could comfort them. All my love always. Joyce
Joyce Frederickson
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