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Baker City, Oregon
Judith Ann Hovde, 60, of Baker City, died Sept. 22, 2004, at her home.
There will be a celebration of Judy’s life at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, 2107 Third St. Pastor Ed Niswender will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of sharing in the fellowship hall after the service.
Judy was born on Feb. 20, 1944, at Mount Vernon, Wash., to Walter and Viola Andersen Robertson. She was a 1962 graduate of Eisenhower High School at Yakima, Wash. She went on to earn her nursing degree from Emmanuel Hospital in Portland.
Being a compassionate, loving, gentle person, her career in nursing was very well-suited to her. She worked for Dr. Eugene Kazmierski’s practice in Portland for 21 years until her retirement in 1999.
She and her husband, Art, traveled to Baker City to visit her close friend and Judy fell in love with the people and the valley. They moved to Baker City as soon as she retired and loved every minute being here.
She was an avid reader and loved animals and her flowers. She would spend many hours tending them and often helped out her friend, Jeanne Schroder at Baker City Floral.
She was a devout Christian and faithfully worshiped at Calvary Baptist Church where she and Art were members. Judy was grateful for the support offered by her church.
She loved people and always had a kind word to say. Judy was an amazing example of how to live joyfully. She will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by her husband, Art Hovde of Baker City; her daughter, Kathie Olson, and her husband, Jeff, of Scappoose; son, Gary Frutchey of Portland; daughter, Christy Hellwege, and her husband, Russ, of Shelton, Wash.; stepsons, Michael Hovde, and his wife, Wendi, of Portland and David Hovde and his wife, Ashley, of Hood River; eight grandchildren, Courtney and Quinn Olson, Ashley Price, Brenden and Joshua Hovde, Luke and Adam Hellwege and Jessica Hovde; three brothers, Mike Robertson, and his wife, Liz, of Cle Elum, Wash., David Robertson of Mill Creek, Wash., and Tom Robertson and his wife, Jana, of Kirkland, Wash.; a sister, Jane Bean, and her husband, Troy, of Everett, Wash.; special friends, Jeanne and Harold Schroder of Baker City and Faith and Dave Kangas of Battleground, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 1, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor