Judith Ann Meng Robinson
January 1936 - December 2018

Surrounded by her family and in the comfort of her own home, Judy passed with peace and grace on December 2nd.

Judy was born in 1936 to Marvin and Sadie Meng. She grew up in Loleta with her younger brother, Jack Meng. Judy attended Loleta Elementary School and Fortuna High School. Shortly after graduating from Fortuna High School, Judy got married and started a family, raising four daughters. She worked at Johnny’s cookhouse as a waitress for over 25 years. She had a strong work ethic and a kind heart. 

Judy was a friend to many and her home was always open to those in need of a fresh cookie or a cup of coffee. She loved to knit, cross-stitch, bake, and visit with friends and family over a game of cards. Judy was also an avid reader. She loved her grandchildren and felt proud of each one. While she may have seemed like a traditional little old lady, she had a great sense of humor and could be found listening to rap music, flipping someone the bird, enjoying a cocktail and cigarette, and cruising Facebook. Judy took pride in her family and always put their needs first.

Judy was survived by her four daughters and her grandchildren: Laurie Newman, her husband Robin, and two children, Sarah Reback and Jim Newman; Mary Kay Moore and her daughter Maija Hixson; Patty Cardoza and her four children, Julie Anaya, Jenny Anaya, Ivan Cardoza, and Isaac Cardoza; and Kathleen Hall, her husband Brian, and three children, Austin Petty, Dru Petty, and Karissa Hall. She was also survived by her many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Marvin and Sadie Meng, and younger brother Jack Meng.

Judy’s family would like to give a special thank you to her caregivers, Kathy Timmerman, Althea Anker, and Sierra Olander, who she loved like daughters. The family also appreciates Dave Chism, who cared for Judy in her final days.

A celebration of life will be held at the Fortuna Fire Hall on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Humboldt who took such wonderful care of Judy.


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