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a tribute to Ingrid Judd

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  • Jen
    Taking this special moment on Mother’s day to wish a wonderful, bright and spirit lifting day and all days that follow of freedom filled weightless struggles and endless free flowing serenity. To a mother that gave her love and support to all my life’s engagements and provided guidance and friendship throughout. Mother’s day falls on such a perfect time of year representing beauty and nature which are so indicative of her inspiring persona. It brings a great calmness to know she is at true peace. Happy Mother’s day Mom!

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  • Evie
    I loved Ingrid so much – I considered her one of my very best friends. The anger and sadness at her passing haven’t gone away: I’m angry that shortly before Ingrid’s retirement her back was seriously injured. I’m sad that she endured two major back surgeries – and after those procedures, her quality of life was irreversibly and negatively compromised. She was such a wonderful, caring and intelligent person. And what a great sense of humor! Ingrid didn’t deserve her many painful and discouraging setbacks. She was looking forward to a happy retirement doing the things she loved, such as hiking and admiring the beauty of nature and God’s creations. Quite often, someone who looks like Ingrid will pass by, and I automatically perk up – But then I’m reminded all too quickly that she isn’t here any more. However, I hope that wherever Ingrid is at this moment, she is surrounded by all the majesty, glory, unconditional love and peace God and the universe have to offer. She deserves it.

    Janet
    Lately I have been very aware of the loss of Ingrid. There are so many mementoes around our house that remind me of her. Lots of pigs which she loved finding and giving to me (I gave her Spanish tiles for her collection), earrings and photos of the two of us over our 59 years of friendship. We met in 1957 at Washing U. when she came up and said, “Hi, I’m Ingrid” as we were both waiting to take an English placement exam before our freshman year. We have been dear friends ever since. We both came to California after graduation to teach languages and seek our fortunes. We both married here and raised our families, spending many holidays together.
    Ingrid was always so full of life, so genuinely interested in me and my family – wanting to hear all about our latest news. She was a very fine and respected teacher of German and Spanish and happily married to Skip.
    Now she is gone but never from my heart. I’ll always call Ingrid my best friend.

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  • In 1963 Skip and Ingrid were newly-weds residing in San Francisco and I was a bachelor living with four rambunctious fellows. Each work day morning at 7:20, we waited at the Corbett Street bus stop to take the shuttle to Market Street and then on to the business district. Skip’s personality was like a magnet and it was not long before our friendship started.
    We have a bundle of happy memories……. In 1963 having cocktails at Skip’s Navy Officer’s Club when Ingrid predicted that Judy and I were going to get married (a thought that was not in my mind at the time). Eventually, Skip and Ingrid moved to Palo Alto and we moved to Auburn, CA. The distance between residences was not a barrier to our lasting friendship.
    We loved to listen to Ingrid. Her accent was intriguing. Her love for and her dedication to Skip was uncompromising and sincere. Ingrid was a gracious hostess to us on many occasions ……. Stanford football games, walks through Palo Alto, playing with Jenny, and so many more.
    We have another bond with Ingrid …… our children are adopted too. We loved Ingrid’s insight on this issue which she shared with us on many occasions. (Jen ….. your wonderful tribute to your mother brought tears to our eyes….. we love you.)
    Finally, Skip how fortunate it was that you met and married Ingrid. Ingrid, how lucky we are to have so many happy memories.

    Aunt Ingrid (really my great Aunt Ingrid) will always live in my mind with a kind, smiling face and eyes that twinkled as she talked or listened. She always projected warmth, grace and happiness for my sisters and I whenever we had the chance to update her on the latest in our lives. I love all the times we did get to share and I’m glad to know she spent the last of her days in beautiful Hawaii with Uncle Skip at her side.

    A donation will be made in the name of Ingrid Judd to our scholarship fund. Perhaps another teacher will also teach German because of it.

    Because Ingrid was a teacher you and your family know that her influence and the knowledge she gave to her students will continue long into the future.
    CALIFORNIA

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  • I don’t remember exactly when Charlie and I first met Ingrid and Skip at the Punahoa but I do remember her wonderful smile and his many aloha shirts. We four became part of a group that assembled on the lanai most evenings to watch the sunset.
    This winter, after Ingrid and Skip moved to Maui, we did get together on the lanai for pupus and a sunset or two. Ingrid’s health was giving her many challenges but she smiled her memorable smile and forged ahead determined to walk again.
    I have enjoyed our times together over the years and am sad that it has come to an end but I am honoured that Ingrid was a part of my life.
    Skip, you are lucky to be able to live another chapter of life and I now that you will make the most of it.

    Ingrid was a wonderful Aunt, as well as the other roles (teaching, mother, wife, friend) She did so well!

    We will miss Ingrid dearly

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  • I fondly remember Ingrid’s warm smile. The one event I often remember, was the Christmas Eve our two families spent together many years ago in Palo Alto, when your home there was still a bungalow.

    Janet, Kathy, and I had never before actually seen a traditional German Tannenbaum, with the live candles and special ornaments. There was also a pachinko game. Another new experience for us.

    I thank you both for the many fond memories. I will miss her….

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  • Mike Millar

    Ingrid was always my big sister. What I remember best were the countless hours of conversation we had. Always during visits with each other, often during extended holidays at Lake Tahoe or Monterey, and many times on long phone calls. The conversations covered so many of the events of our lives and the hopes for the future. She kept me in contact with family events everywhere. She was encouraging and fun. I already miss those conversations.

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  • Anne-Marie Lemoine

    I’ve lost a very dear friend whom, sadly, I will never see again. But she will remain in my heart forever. She was a very warm and giving person who saw the best in people.

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  • Craig and Dory Malcolm

    We think it was her smile that we liked the most . Next comes her wonderful sweetness . She was so bright and curious , and gave you her complete attention when speaking to you . We knew her from years of annual visits to “Punahoa” . We spent many pleasant evenings on the patio together . The wonderful thing is that we spent time together this January . Memories are made of this . “Ah hui hou” dear Ingrid .

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  • Veronica Breuer

    I worked with Ingrid at Palo Alto High School. She was a wonderful colleague and always had time to listen and be supportive. She had such a wonderful smile and twinkle in her eyes. She will be missed.

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  • Rosemarie and Moritz Branger

    Rosemarie and Moritz Branger
    I enjoyed working with Ingrid for many years and admired her joyful personality.
    We miss Ingrid and will remember her as a gentle lady and a great friend.

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  • John Lockton

    My first impression of Ingrid never changed. A very special and lovely lady, with emphasis on the lady.

    That first impression was gained in New York many, many years ago. I was living there at the time and remember thinking—Mr. Judd, you are a very lucky man. And Skip was lucky throughout his life in having Ingrid as his wife. She was always optimistic and cheerful. In thinking back, that was one of the things that always impressed me, her optimism and cheerfulness. And also, her attention to the world around her. She loved nature and the beauty God created. And when troubles occurred, as they do for everyone, others would have looked inside. She looked outside with admiration and delight.

    This made her always fun and interesting to be with. And did Evie and I have fun with Skip and Ingrid. They showed us California. All the special, hidden places. We will always be indebted.

    Our times with Ingrid will be greatly missed. And we will grieve for her as we see God’s beauty around us that she so loved.

    But I did not mention one important thing. Her courage. Ingrid’s courage in the last year of her life was beyond extraordinary. How did she remain cheerful and optimistic with all her health problems? The world lost and God gained a marvelous soul.

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  • I was there at the beginning with Skip and Ingrid. Skip and I were Navy buddies and we shared an apartment in Long Beach. One afternoon a pretty young lady who lived in the apartment above us poked her head in our open living room door and said “Hi!” It was Ingrid. Skip said to me, “I’m gong to marry that girl.” He did, I know because I was one of his shipmates in dress whites who participated in that wedding. It was wonderful and I am so glad we kept in touch over the years. Ingrid was a beautiful person and my buddy Skip was one lucky guy. I’ll never forget the vacation we spent together, Ingrid and Skip my wife and me in Honolulu several years ago. Beautiful memories

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  • Janie Killermann

    What joy when Ingrid and Skip were with us when we nestled in for a ski weekend at the Palo Alto Ski Club in Squaw Valley. Those were sure to be the best weekends of the season!

    Gracious, lovely, and positive-spirited, our quiet friend Ingrid ignited enthusiasm for ski adventuring and warmed the after-ski gatherings with bright conversation and caring attention to all. My life was enriched by knowing this fine lady.

    And should you not have had the joy of hearing Skip describe the first moment he saw her, be sure to experience that memory with him. Beautiful.

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  • Gerald Varney

    I have known Ingrid since 1968 when she first walked into the TV Studio Skip and I Were working at. She
    came in wearing high top rain boots and was a bundle of charm and energy. We had fun over the years talking about art and visiting museums. She was very knowledgeable and a great conversationalist.

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  • Ingrid and I were close friends, sharing our careers at Cubberly, and then sharing a classroom when she was commuting to Gunn, celebrating our birthdays 6 months apart was a highlight every year, as well as going to the CALRITA luncheons.

    I will surely miss her.

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  • Sylvia Condon

    We are so sorry to learn of Ingrid’s death…and so happy that we were able to visit her and Skip in their Kihei home as they were moving into it, so that our memories of our last visit with them include a view from their living room of Haleakala rising into the clouds, and, down the road in the opposite direction, the breathtaking beauty of the sea Ingrid forever embraces with her eyes in her blog picture. We can’t see her eyes, bur we know she is smiling. It’s probably her contented smile, the one she smiles in quiet acceptance. There’s another smile we’ll remember that’s more characteristic of her smiles–the one she wore when she and Skip joined us at Poipu and walked from their place to ours, gradually appearing as they crested the hill, heads first, which means we saw Ingrid’s hat first and then that smile. Full blown happiness and greeting. Could any aloha be happier or more welcoming? A third smile was the one she wore when she was teaching–or sharing an idea that excited her with a pupil or a friend. Her excitement–and her smile–were contagious. Dear Ingrid, keep smiling in our memories. Aloha, our friend.

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  • Louise and Bill

    We met Ingrid, a very special person, at her wedding to Skip, a cousin of mine. Our relationship continued by phone through the years as we lived in Delaware. We both remember the long weekend when we entertained Skip and Ingrid and their golfing relatives. It rained and rained. Very little golf was played. Ingrid was the only happy person with the rain. She enjoyed seeing rain, and feeling it, the difference between our rain and California’s dryness. She was a joy to be around and have around. She was such a lovely person and the many tributes to her show it

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  • Joanna

    Aunt Ingrid (really my great Aunt Ingrid) will always live in my mind with a kind, smiling face and eyes that twinkled as she talked or listened. She always projected warmth, grace and happiness for my sisters and I whenever we had the chance to update her on the latest in our lives. I love all the times we did get to share and I’m glad to know she spent the last of her days in beautiful Hawaii with Uncle Skip at her side.

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  • Sue Johnson

    I don’t remember exactly when Charlie and I first met Ingrid and Skip at the Punahoa but I do remember her wonderful smile and his many aloha shirts. We four became part of a group that assembled on the lanai most evenings to watch the sunset.
    This winter, after Ingrid and Skip moved to Maui, we did get together on the lanai for pupus and a sunset or two. Ingrid’s health was giving her many challenges but she smiled her memorable smile and forged ahead determined to walk again.
    I have enjoyed our times together over the years and am sad that it has come to an end but I am honoured that Ingrid was a part of my life.
    Skip, you are lucky to be able to live another chapter of life and I now that you will make the most of it.

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  • Bill and Judy Knorp

    In 1963 Skip and Ingrid were newly-weds residing in San Francisco and I was a bachelor living with four rambunctious fellows. Each work day morning at 7:20, we waited at the Corbett Street bus stop to take the shuttle to Market Street and then on to the business district. Skip’s personality was like a magnet and it was not long before our friendship started.
    We have a bundle of happy memories……. In 1963 having cocktails at Skip’s Navy Officer’s Club when Ingrid predicted that Judy and I were going to get married (a thought that was not in my mind at the time). Eventually, Skip and Ingrid moved to Palo Alto and we moved to Auburn, CA. The distance between residences was not a barrier to our lasting friendship.
    We loved to listen to Ingrid. Her accent was intriguing. Her love for and her dedication to Skip was uncompromising and sincere. Ingrid was a gracious hostess to us on many occasions ……. Stanford football games, walks through Palo Alto, playing with Jenny, and so many more.
    We have another bond with Ingrid …… our children are adopted too. We loved Ingrid’s insight on this issue which she shared with us on many occasions. (Jen ….. your wonderful tribute to your mother brought tears to our eyes….. we love you.)
    Finally, Skip how fortunate it was that you met and married Ingrid. Ingrid, how lucky we are to have so many happy memories.

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