Judith Margaret Gilsdorf Lake was born October 31, 1949 in San Mateo
to Gene and Margaret Gilsdorf. Judy passed away March 1, 2019 in
Eureka after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Following high
school graduation in San Mateo, she attended Cal Poly in San Luis
Obispo, then going on to San Jose State where she received her
teaching credential. Judy worked for the San Joaquin Delta College in
Stockton, then transferred up to Humboldt State University in 1995
where she was the Training and Purchasing Manager for the Food
Service Department. She met the love of her life, Robert D. Lake, in
Davis, in 1979 and were married in 1995. She was also the co-owner of
Katy’s Smokehouse with her husband for 30 years.
Judy was kind, considerate, friendly, loving, and so very sweet. Anyone who knew her will remember her funny sense of humor. Judy was always committed to serving others in everything she did.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Margaret Gilsdorf, and four siblings, Eddie, Helen, Larry and Linda. She is survived by her loving and very devoted husband, Robert D. Lake, siblings, Bill, Steve Tom, Anne, Eileen and Mary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend Judy’s service on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Paul’s Chapel in Arcata. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 pm. Service will conclude at the chapel.
The family suggests that at remembrances in Judy’s honor be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations can be made at this link.
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