Judith Mary Cogan
Judith Mary Cogan, 74, of Redmond, passed away quietly on December 13, 2013 just weeks before her 75th birthday. Her loving daughter and family were at her side. A celebration of Judie’s life was held at Fairwind’s Retirement Home where Judie lived. On display were many of Judie’s beautiful hand-knitted hats, baby sweaters and scarves as well as some of her eclectic cookie jars, taxicabs and photograph albums. A graveside service was held at Issaquah Hillside Cemetery officiated by her dear friend and companion, Rabbi Stanley Yedwab.
Judie was born in Chicago on January 25, 1939 to Dolores and Robert Jones. She moved to California as a child and graduated from Canoga Park High School in the San Fernando Valley. Judie earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology at California State University, Northridge and spent most of her adult life in The Valley before relocating to Seattle. Judie was married to Gerald Cogan until 2004 and had four children, Kristin, Jeffrey, David and Larry. Sadly, her son, David, pre-deceased her in 1979. Judie’s daughter, Kristin Scott, and son-in-law David Scott were very close to her and brought her up to live in Seattle where she could enjoy her grandchildren, Ryan and Amy McHenry, Trent and Connor Scott and her great grandsons, Sean and Taylor McHenry.
Judie had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed cooking, decorating, playing bridge, traveling, the theatre and the opera, scrapbooking, collecting miniatures, cookie jars, taxicabs and teapots. Judie was taught to knit and crochet as a young girl by her beloved grandmother. Knitting was a source of great pride and much satisfaction in seeing the joy of the recipients of her gifts of knitted sweaters, hats and scarfs. Judie was a special person with a love for her family and countless friends, her coffee and her candy, and we will all miss her presence in our lives.
A special thanks from the family goes to the staff at Fairwind’s and to all who cared for Judie and gave her joy and companionship in these last few years.
Arrangements by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com