Judy Ann Arellano
February 26, 1952 - November 12, 2022
Judy passed peacefully at home, on November 12, 2022, and was surrounded by those who loved her dearly. She was diagnosed with cancer five months before. As she battled cancer, her faith and positivity never stopped. She could be found still working at the Coquille Community Building or lending an ear to a loved one. Up to the very end, tirelessly loving and giving. Judy lived a life full of love. Love for her children and grandchildren. Love for her family, friends, and community. She was so much to so many that it leaves a hole in their hearts. A true warrior of Jesus and now an angel warrior for His kingdom.
Judy was born in Inglewood, California to Fred and Mary Lodge on February 26, 1952. She grew up in Lennox, California and always had an eye for fashion. Her early passions were helping others especially children, spending time with family, and trying different experiences. This extended and blossomed as she made a life for herself. She had always loved square dancing with her favorite guy as well.
She is preceded in death by her Father, Fred Lodge, Sister, Mary Lodge, and Brother, Gary Lodge and grandparents. The dear friends and family she leaves behind are her beloved husband Michael. Their love was so special, and precious it was obviously true. Her mother, Mary Lodge of Coquille, Brother, Fred Lodge Jr. of Coquille and David Lodge of Las Vegas. Her children, Brandon and wife Angela Mayfield of Coquille, who will miss the daily check-ins and conversations. As well as her twin sons Eric Arellano and Tiffany of Wallowa and Ryan and wife Katrina Arellano of Eugene. Her children gave her life's purpose.
Judy's biggest passion outside Jesus and her husband were her grandchildren. She loved them with a special kind of love one can only cherish forever. Dylan and Mariah Mayfield, Quentin and Hudson Arellano, Madelyn and Emerson Arellano. Although her children and grandchildren were her heart and soul, she was able to share so much love with her friends and community whom she also leaves behind.
Judy’s passion always was working or volunteering with children. She worked in the cafeteria for the Coquille School District. Later Judy opened up her home to watch a friend's child and soon had so many she opened Apple a Daycare and ran it successfully for many years. She loved all her kids and found ways to make them feel special. She eventually closed the daycare and started working at the Coquille Community Building. While interacting, supporting, and encouraging all who came by, she thrived and enjoyed her work. She loved organizing events and being a part of the City of Coquille. She will be greatly missed and all who knew Judy will be feeling her loss.
1 Peter 4:8: Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Please join us for Judy’s celebration of life. Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Coquille Community Building, small auditorium from 2pm-4pm.
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