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.
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.
(Hey_Jude) Jude E. Lee
Another flower blooms in the Memory Garden.
No more pain, my dear, and you will remain forever in my heart.
Always, with love,
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..
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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.
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.
Sharran thak you for being there for her. It sounds like we missed out on an awesome person!!
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.
She will be missed here on DG...but she will be with my good friend, DJM906 in the Heavenly Gardens. Jo
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.
Sounds like really good memories, Sharon - thank you for sharing them . . . warms our hearts.
It's exquisite - what a heartwarming gift from your friend, Sharon, and now one you can share with so many.
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
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.
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.
Such lovely memories, Sharon - I know you ache for your dear friend.
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.
Sharran....I met her once at a RU in Phoenix...what a nice person! Jo
Jo, I wish we had talked about that when you and I were talking. thank you!
Glorious picture, Sharon. Jude might even be seeing it in more glorious beauty from her vantage point!
Thanks Carole, I was thinking the same thing, and wondering if she sent it to me...she did love KY sunsets.
The lovely thought of Jude sending you the sunset gave me delightful goose bumps, Sharon - perfect thought!
Ice storms and windstorms, but your hollyhocks are coming up again!
Miss you, Jude.
I picture Jude's lovely spirit enjoying how you think of her, Sharon.
How perfect that is, Sharon. My heart aches for you - I have several dear friends that if I lost them, it would devastate me.
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.