Judith Lasswell passed away June 14, 2017. She was born January 25, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, to Arnold and Elizabeth Taylor.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and only sibling, Kathleen Taylor. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Anne; son, Cameron; and grandson, Will Michael.
Judy grew up in Portland, Oregon, attended Willamette University and received her teaching degree from the University of Oregon. Later in life she received a Masters in Counseling from Oregon State University. She married William Lasswell and settled in Roseburg, where she was active in the Methodist church. Some of her many artistic endeavors were creating banners, creating a tile mural for Hucrest Elementary school, and creating annual Christmas cards.
Another passion of Judy's was music. She was a member of the Vintage Singers for almost 30 years. She sang in church choirs at the Methodist church as well as the First Congregational Church in Eugene.
Judy's most rewarding work experience was teaching life skills to welfare recipients through UCC.
Judy was very involved in supporting world peace efforts. She was a contributor to the Peace Monument in front of Roseburg City Hall. She was also involved in aiding Central American refugees during the 1980s. Locally she was a Rape Victim Advocate and assisted women in crisis.
Judy was a regular guest editor to the News Review advocating for peace and tolerance.
In recent years Judy's passion was the poetry box attached to a birch tree in her yard. She loved to spread love and light to others and her Poetry Box was one of her favorite ways to do just that.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 23, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist church in Roseburg. If you wish to contribute to her memory, donations in Judy's name may be made to FCC Housing Initiative; 1050 E. 23rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405.