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Judith Diane Marsh
October 30, 1950 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Judith Diane Marsh passed away on November 8, 2023. A bright artistic light went out that day, but fortunately for those who knew and loved Judy, her spirit will live on forever.
Judy was born in Canada to John and Nan Karlsson. The family relocated to Culver City, CA when Judy was ten. Judy graduated from high school and attended college in West Los Angeles. After getting married, Judy moved to Montana where she had her two boys, BJ, and Josh.
After several years, Judy then relocated to Arizona where she found a passion for real estate and worked as a real estate agent and property manager. Later, Judy moved to Alaska with Jim and enjoyed the wilderness as she loved to fish, especially for salmon.
Her final relocation was to Coquille, Oregon, inspired by her realization that the winters in Alaska were not going to get any easier. Coquille appealed to her love of small towns.
Judy opened her shop Pineapple Dreams and that became a haven for artistic souls in Coquille. While it started as a unique shop for gifts it turned into a place where locals would often congregate and work on their art. Her love for the arts inspired her to teach sewing and art to her patrons and friends.
Judy loved to draw, paint, and make beautiful jewelry. She designed and created women’s blouses, purses, and quilted jackets. She was amazing and her little store brought joy to her and those who became a part of her close group of friends.
While living in Coquille, an amazing tribe of women supported Judy. Their friendship was beyond their love of their crafts. We are grateful that she had such a group of ladies with whom she shared her life.
Even during her illness and after the closing her store, Judy had hopes of reopening another store one day… unfortunately that was not to be.
Today Judy is at peace, back to being the free spirit she was born to be and not having to be controlled by treatments or anything else. A celebration of life will be held early in the spring, when the sun is out, and flowers are blooming.
Judy is survived by her two sons, BJ Shelton (Stacey) and Josh Shelton. Granddaughter Cris Shelton. Ex husband, Jim Marsh. Sister Jilian Donahue (Brian) and nephew Johnny Davis.
Judy was fortunate to be able to die with dignity and on her own terms. For that, we are all incredibly grateful.