Judy Chambers, of Issaquah, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
The daughter of Henry and Della Cable; Judy was born in Hood River, Oregon on September 5, 1946. She was raised in Wapato, Washington and moved to the Seattle area shortly after marrying her husband of 46 years, Tom Chambers, where she worked as a teacher until her second daughter was born.
Judy's gift and passion was caring for others, she was a humanitarian at heart and in practice. She raised three children, volunteered in schools, and eventually worked with at risk youth. After seeing a neighbor in need, Judy and her husband Tom created a trust to provide basic medical supplies to low income Seattle families. For over two decades Judy has volunteered countless hours and traveled to many countries with International Smile Power; and for the last seven years she has led the non-profit in their efforts to improve and sustain dental health and build bridges of friendship around the world. Judy's radiant smile and personality made people feel special and created a warmth that could be felt from thousands of miles away. She touched so many lives, inspiring people with her quiet strength, generous nature, and positive spirit.
Judy was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She played an active role in many people's lives and created special memories with everyone she invited into her family.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband Tom Chambers and father Henry Cable. She is survived by her mother Della Cable, her sister Jerri Shinn, her children Jolie Lofink, Jana Jiwani, Tom Chambers, Jr., and her six grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life ceremony for Judy will be held at Beaver Lake Lodge, 25201 SE 24th St, Sammamish, WA 98075, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to International Smile Power at 704 228th Avenue NE; #204, Sammamish, WA 98074, or www.smilepower.org
Published by The Seattle Times on Aug. 24, 2014.