Judith “Judy” Kathleen (Lage) Lambert passed away July 7, 2010, at her home in the Pine Grove area of Hood River, Ore.
Judy was born May 31, 1940, in Hood River to Riddell and Athalie (Miller) Lage. She grew up on the family farm in Pine Grove, and graduated from Wy’east High School in 1958.
While attending Oregon State University, she met her future husband, Kent Earl Lambert. They were married on Aug. 3, 1963, at the Pine Grove Methodist Church. Their honeymoon was a trip to Chicago, where Kent had been accepted to the graduate business school at Northwestern University.
From there they lived in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., Kansas City, Mo., Boise, Idaho, and Vancouver, Wash. To this union were blessed two sons, Terry and Brad.
In 1970 the family moved to the same home where Judy was raised and began to help operate Lage Orchards Inc.
Judy was an avid weaver and was a charter member of the Grace Carter Weavers. She made many pieces and articles of clothing that will be cherished by her family.
In addition to her crafts she also enjoyed the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, the Oregon Symphony in Portland and Broadway musicals.
Judy and Kent enjoyed traveling. She especially enjoyed her trips to England, Germany, Norway, Russia and Alaska.
Judy is survived by her husband, Kent, of Pine Grove; two sons, Terry and his wife, Janet, of Eugene and Brad and his wife, Christy, of Hood River; sister Betty Lou Riffe, of Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico; brother Eddie Lage, of Pine Grove; mother, Athalie Lage, of Pine Grove; and two grandchildren, Kyle and Kate.
She was preceded in death by her father, Riddell Lage, in 1985.
A time to celebrate Judy’s life is planned for 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at the Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River. Private graveside rites will be conducted at the Pine Grove Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Judy’s name to Hospice of the Gorge, the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta or the Grace Carter Weavers, and sent in care of Anderson’s.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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