LYNCH, Judy Jo (Ritter) November 26, 1944 - May 8, 2021 Judy was born on November 26, 1944 in Bremerton, WA. The family moved to Metaline Falls, where she graduated from high school. Judy married Bob Lynch and they moved to Pateros, WA for his first teaching and coaching job. They then moved to Chewelah, WA where Bob taught, coached and became athletic director. Judy quickly became the number one fan and was loved by the community. Judy worked at the new Health Programs Association health clinic in the office. After Bob passed away in 1998, Judy stayed in the community and met Ted Catlow. They quickly became friends and soul mates and shared 19 years together. Ted, along with friends, built the house of Judy's dreams where they shared 10 years. Ted passed away in 2020. Judy was active in the Chewelah Valley Lions Club. She supported Becky's Best Buddies which was an expression of her deep appreciation for all animals. Judy enjoyed classic cars, traveling, and good music. She had a heart for adventure, when she had an opportunity to travel to Mexico, sail the Caribbean or explore Alaska, she went along for the ride. She was full of love and compassion for her family, friends, strangers and especially little critters. Her great smile will be missed by many who loved her open arms and terrific hugs. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Chewelah Valley Lions Club or Becky's Best Buddies.
Published in Spokesman-Review from May 13 to May 16, 2021.