Judith Arlene Nash: 1940 — 2013 | Passages

Judy Nash: 1940 — 2013 - Contributed photo
Judy Nash: 1940 — 2013
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Judith Arlene Nash, 73, of Friday Harbor, Wash. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 with family and friends by her side.

She was born Feb. 7, 1940 in Everett Wash. and graduated from high school in 1958.

Judy attended Pacific Lutheran University to study nursing. While traveling with her parents, Arthur and Leona Gartland, they visited the San Juan Islands and she eventually moved to Friday Harbor, where she met Kenneth Nash and they were married in 1962.

When the Islands Convalescent Center opened in 1967, Judy was the first LPN to work there. She cared for people there for many years. Judy also worked at Inter Island Medical Center as an LPN and EMT.

She always enjoyed reading, container gardening, playing bridge, traveling, cooking, garage sales and sewing. Most of all, she enjoyed being with family and friends. Christmas time was her favorite time of the year, when she would always "spoil" you rotten.

She is survived by her two children, Kevin and Kay, daughter in-law Eva and step-grandchildren Travis and Nicole.

Judy will always be remembered for her kind, generous and humanitarian ways. Judy would do anything for anyone who asked, a "mother" to all of her children's friends, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Anacortes, Wash. and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Judy, please sign the online guest register at

— Family of Judy Nash


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