1940 - 2021
Rancho Palos Verdes
Judy Haidinger passed away at her home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on October 11, surrounded by her family and her dog, Skipper. Judith Lochridge grew up in Altadena, California, where she attended Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena. Judy attended Stanford University from 1958-1962 and earned degrees in Mathematics and French. Judy lived with her husband, Tim, and their two children, Kerry and Tori in Newport Beach from 1966-1982, where she was instrumental in creating the Orange County Natural History Foundation and Museum. After that, Judy moved to Rancho Santa Fe, where she was active in the community, and eventually served as the Director of Admissions for La Jolla Country Day School until her children were out of college. After Judy and Tim divorced, she moved to San Juan Capistrano, CA, and was the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Margaret's Episcopal School for 12 years. In her role, Judy cherished the relationship she built with each family and thought of her admitted students as members of her own extended family. Judy retired to the Santa Ynez Valley for 6 years and then eventually moved to the South Bay to be near her daughters and grandchildren. For the past 5 years, she lived with her daughter Tori's family in Rancho Palos Verdes.All who knew Judy appreciated her exuberant spirit, her bright and curious mind, her total joy for life, her remarkable sense of adventure, her irreverent sense of humor, and the mischievous sparkle in her eyes. She will be missed by many.A Celebration of Life will be held on Dec. 4th at 10 a.m. St Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Oct. 16, 2021.