Judith G. (Blakely) Lunder
Judith Gae (Blakely) Lunder – passed away at her home in Woodinville on March 7, 2016. She was a loving, devoted sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and a loyal friend.
Judie was born on July 8, 1946 in Spokane, Washington to her parents, Lee and Velma Blakely. She grew up in Okanogan, where she attended elementary school. When she was 9, she and her family moved to the Bothell, Kenmore area. She attended Bothell High School, graduating in 1964.
Judie married Dennis Lunder in 1964. They had two sons, Todd and Jason. Her family was always the center of her life, her pride and joy.
Judie enjoyed collecting antiques and she was extremely talented at designing arts and crafts projects. Her meticulous creations are found throughout her house and yard. She was very knowledgeable about flowers and ornamental plants. Judie loved her woodland garden and spent many happy hours planting and weeding in the mossy turf. At day’s end you could often find Judie comfortably sitting in her lawn chair on the backyard deck, kitty on her lap and a cold, refreshing drink in her hand, enjoying the view of her lovely garden.
Homeless animals in the neighborhood have lost a true friend. Over the years, Judie rescued a number of kitties, including her lap cat, Thomas, providing them with food, shelter and a safe sanctuary from the street.
Judie loved sports. She was a Seahawks and Mariner’s fan and closely followed the teams of the NBA, especially, her favorite, the San Antonio Spurs. She could discuss a player’s career history, the finer points of game strategy, and scorebook statistics with the best of them.
Judie is survived by her husband, Dennis Lunder, her sister Patricia Martin and husband Bob, her two sons, Todd Lunder and his wife Tinker, Jason Lunder and his wife Leah and their two children Ella and Sam.
We will miss Judie’s love, her kind and caring heart, her keen sense of humor, her common sense judgment, and, of course, the burnt-to-a-crisp hotdog she always requested at family picnics.
Judie will always be remembered and loved.