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MistyMeadows
Payneville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
11:57 AM

Post #4895580

Another flower blooms in the Memory Garden.

Jude E. Lee, known on DG as Hey_Jude, passed away on April 4, 2008. Jude lived in Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of Highland Park and Glencoe. She was born on December 31, 1945 Jude became a DG member on October 2, 2006 and frequented the Southwest Gardening, Morning Glories, and Ornamental Gourds forums.

She worked most recently in the home healthcare field and previously in the industrial supply business. Her passions were knit and crochet work. She also enjoyed designing and making fashion accessories for herself and others.

She is survived by her sons, Jamie, Joey and Jono; one granddaughter; her brother, David (Susan); her sister, Deb (Keith) Metler; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Naomi Lee; and her brother, Jonathan Lee.

Contributions may be made to the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry or the American Cancer Society.
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She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March 07, and she only lived a year following the diagnosis.
She sent our DGer, Sharran, all the seeds she had received from swaps and last summer Sharran planted them in her garden for her. Sharran sent her photos all summer long. She loved Cottage Gardens, and tried so hard to have that same look in Arizona.
Her three sons obviously didn't know about her passion for gardening.

Sharran also has many ponchos, shawls, belts, purses and hats that she crocheted for her, she was excellent with yarn.

Her granddaughter Tricia is 6, and she doted on her.

I didn't know Jude, but I know that she will be sadly missed here on DG and at home. Prayers to her family and friends for the loss of a dear sweet person.

Blessings,
Kathy

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
1:45 PM

Post #4895993

Jude,
No more pain, my dear, and you will remain forever in my heart.
Always, with love,
Sharon

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 2, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #4896249

Tried to be profound, but sometimes there are no words...
Sorry for your loss Sharran and am sending prayers for both you and her family..



This message was edited May 2, 2008 11:00 AM
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2008
3:29 PM

Post #4904823

I too have no words, only an ache in my heart for those she left behind. What a beautiful woman - you can see the love in her.
tomatofreak
Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #4905259

Kathy, thank you for posting this. I know most of us on the SW Forum didn't know Jude and didn't know she was so ill. I'm sorry for that; we are a great support group for each other in times of trouble and illness.

Sharran, you are the epitome of a friend. I'm glad you were there for her.

Alma
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2008
7:01 PM

Post #4905484

Sharran thak you for being there for her. It sounds like we missed out on an awesome person!!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2008
7:18 PM

Post #4905537

She was the most wonderful friend. In February we picked out favorite roses, and I bought most of them. I planted them in late March and they are blooming now. When I see a new bloom, it brings a smile.

And I still am sowing seeds from those that we planted last year, I say "we" but of course it was all long distance.

My life is much richer for having known her, and I appreciate/enjoy sharing our friendship with you.

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roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #4906135

She will be missed here on DG...but she will be with my good friend, DJM906 in the Heavenly Gardens. Jo
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2008
11:49 PM

Post #4990044

More roses, dear friend. To many to count, and the climbers are reaching for the sky, just like you said they would.
I do miss you, Jude.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #4990052

And another..

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4990497

Sharon, what a lovely, lovely tribute.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #4990595

Carole, we are happy to share them with you and Steve.

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #4990630

I consider that an honor, Sharon - thank you!!!!!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2008
11:11 PM

Post #5002501

...

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2008
3:23 AM

Post #5085661

Jude's favorite daylily, just blooming today...

One time she found a baby crib, took it apart and painted it white. She used it like a fence for a flower garden, and she wanted me to send her some KY bluegrass seed to go with the "fence"...so it would look like the Ky horse farms.

So many memories.

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2008
3:59 AM

Post #5085822

Sounds like really good memories, Sharon - thank you for sharing them . . . warms our hearts.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 3, 2008
6:31 PM

Post #5199225

Last year Jude sent her first seeds to me, among them was this hollyhock. I got them in the ground too late to bloom then, but now, here is the first set of blooms a year later.
For you, my friend, with love...

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

July 4, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #5203241

It's exquisite - what a heartwarming gift from your friend, Sharon, and now one you can share with so many.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2008
8:34 PM

Post #5264299

Another favorite blooming...

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bluekat76
Ijamsville, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2008
2:59 AM

Post #5266349

Oh my, that is a beauty! I love the ruffled edges. What wonderful memories you will have every year with all the blooms Jude shared.

Hugs - Kim
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2008
3:40 AM

Post #5266522

Thanks, Kim.
Hugs back to you.
Sofonisba
Beacon, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 16, 2008
3:59 AM

Post #5266596

What a beautiful woman Jude was. I love her picture with her granddaughter. May she be in peace.

Hugs and love to her family and to you too Sharon.
Harper
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2008
3:34 PM

Post #5307209

For you from my garden, Jude.
Miss you, my friend.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

August 25, 2008
9:37 PM

Post #5466812

Jude said: "Sharon, I want to see morning glories. Do you think seeds will grow here? I really want to see morning glories."

"It would be pretty hard to get them to grow in AZ, Jude...but you could try."

So she planted one seed, then sent me the rest, with instructions to send her pictures.

Here are the pictures, Jude...with your little one included.
You are so missed.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2008
4:33 AM

Post #5604757

And more blooms from the seeds we shared...

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2008
5:37 AM

Post #5604880

Such lovely memories, Sharon - I know you ache for your dear friend.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2008
5:42 PM

Post #5812618

We spent so many birthdays together, and here it is mine, the first without you. I'll miss our calls and all the cards and the See's Chocolate and the laughs. Seems our birthdays were never ending. So today I will dress up in the poncho from last year, and the burgandy felted wool purse from the year before and the burgandy scarf from the year before and I will remember you and all the joys and laughs we shared. I will wear all the bracelets, and the jeans we passed back and forth, and the boots that didn't fit you. And I will celebrate.
I miss you, Jude.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #5813684

Sharran...I met her once at a RU in Phoenix...what a nice person! Jo
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #5813726

Jo, I wish we had talked about that when you and I were talking. thank you!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 7, 2008
11:27 PM

Post #5868759

My sky was painted with fire from the sun tonight. Jude would have loved it.

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2008
5:34 PM

Post #5870969

Glorious picture, Sharon. Jude might even be seeing it in more glorious beauty from her vantage point!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2008
6:03 PM

Post #5871089

Thanks Carole, I was thinking the same thing, and wondering if she sent it to me...she did love KY sunsets.
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

December 9, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #5874522

The lovely thought of Jude sending you the sunset gave me delightful goose bumps, Sharon - perfect thought!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2008
4:18 PM

Post #5947568

Happy Birthday, Jude.
I miss you, my friend.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #6226831

Ice storms and windstorms, but your hollyhocks are coming up again!
Miss you, Jude.
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #6259097

I picture Jude's lovely spirit enjoying how you think of her, Sharon.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2009
2:14 AM

Post #6259112

And I thought of her when the bluebirds returned today...
She did love bluebirds, though she never saw them in Arizona.

Thank you, Carole.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2009
9:23 PM

Post #6364508

It's been a year now, hard to believe.
Since I have no place to leave flowers for my best friend, I will bring them here, and thank DG for providing a memory garden for us.

My first tulip of the year...blooming on the anniversary of Jude's death.

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6365442

How perfect that is, Sharon. My heart aches for you - I have several dear friends that if I lost them, it would devastate me.

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2009
12:08 AM

Post #6379700

Oh, Sharon, I was in tears reading your lovely tribute to Jude. Sounds like she was truly one of a kind, and so much more than just a friend. Funny, I have no fear of dying. . .just of being left behind to grieve. You've had your share of grief, I think. And your ability to be gracious and kind and funny through your tears is. . .I'm just at a loss for words.

Thank you for sharing her with me this way. I'm honored, and very moved.


Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6379714

Sending my first blooms of the spring for you and Jude.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #6379717

Thank you, Angie.
Please don't cry, just know that she enriched my life, gave me much joy. Some people are like that, and I think of them as treasures.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #6588587

Our roses, more beautiful even now.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2009
7:02 PM

Post #6674115

It has been more than a year now, and every day something reminds me.
Those hollyhock seeds that came to me from Jude just two years ago, did not bloom the first year, and last year there was only one white bloom. I thought they would only always be white, because Jude loved white plants, and I was the one who loved bright colors.
But this year they are blooming, again and much taller than I am. There is white, yes, it bloomed first, but then three other stalks began to bloom, and those colors range from the softest pinks to the deepest rose. They are so pretty.
There is something here always to remind me.

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Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2009
6:58 PM

Post #6691334

Such delicate beauty, Sharon - truly a gift from Jude.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2009
3:59 AM

Post #7086374

I miss you, my friend.
You were to go to the KY RU with me this year...so many broken plans, but I thought of you. Here is the sycamore you were so fond of.

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #7122203

And the dahlia you sent is blooming...

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #7413384

Another birthday, my friend, and here I am in your hometown, snow covered Chicago.
You are always in my heart.
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2010
1:05 AM

Post #7418133

Sharon, I'm so sorry for your loss . . . the roses are a great tribute to Jude.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2010
3:44 AM

Post #7418518

Thanks, Kathy. Ya know, grief is the strangest thing. We can be going along, everything fine, then suddenly and unexpectedly something just brings it all back and knocks us for a loop again. I guess it is being in her hometown on her birthday that did it. Sometimes I hate being the one left behind. I've had too many losses too recently. Tomorrow will be a better day, it usually is.
Happy New Year, Kathy. Thank you.

(and please pardon this iphone and it's teeny tiny keyboard)
katie59
Woodinville, WA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2010
5:43 AM

Post #7418765

Seems like it's one of those things the body does in its own time. :-)
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #7419282

Seems like.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 4, 2010
9:45 PM

Post #7680492

It's been two years now. Jude's hollyhocks are growing again, so are the roses we shared. The redbud still blooms. My heart still hurts.

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2010
7:37 AM

Post #7681137

Sending warm hugs Sharon - I hope it helps...
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2010
11:34 PM

Post #7683286

Thanks, Barb.
Murmur
Whidbey Island, WA
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #7687847

Losing a friend is like losing a family member - warm hugs from me too, Sharon.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

April 7, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #7687907

Very much so, Carole. Thank you.
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #8285402

Birthday time again, and I still think of my friend.
She is surely engraved on my heart.

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