Judith Ann Clifford, age 72, died on Monday, August 27, 2012 of diabetes related causes at St. Charles Hospital in Bend. She was born at Mankato, Minnesota to William L. Huntington and Elizabeth Norman. She moved to Minneapolis at a young age and was raised by her mother, and at various times by her maternal grandparents and her aunt and uncle, Cordelia and Joseph Guion of St. Paul. She attended St. Lukeís Grade School and Visitation Convent High School, graduating in 1957. She attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences University as an Alcohol Counselor. In that capacity, she worked with pregnant women with alcohol and drug addiction issues.
Judy loved gardening, was a fabulous cook, an ardent storyteller with rare exaggerations, a champion shopper, adroit card player, an enthusiastic tennis player and an indifferent golfer. She was always fun to be around and took great care in making every experience special for her family and friends.
Judy will be greatly missed by Tom, her husband of 52 years, their four children John of Salem, Sarah Schimmoller (John) of Bend, Julie of Salem and Becky Rediger (Jeff) of Salem, seven grandchildren, and her brother Stewart Wolk of Rochester, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Wolk, her step-father, Herschel Wolk, her sisters Saundra and Stephanie Wolk, and her grandson Andrew Rediger.
Services will be held Saturday, September 1, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Historic Catholic Church in Bend, Oregon. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, or the Salvation Army.