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Judy Lynn Hardman of Garden Valley– Obituary

Judy Lynn Hardman – Obituary


Judy Lynn Hardman, born to Hugh and Edie Hardman on September 12 1952, returned to her Heavenly Father, on February 5, 2018, after a courageous 29 year battle with cancer. She lived in Auburn for more than 30 years before retiring to the wonderful community of Garden Valley, Idaho. She is survived by her mother, Edie (96), brother Steve (Susie), sister Brenda, all of Auburn, Calif; friend and partner, Chris of Garden Valley, Id.; daughter Theresa, granddaughters Kathryn and Alexis (Gerardo) of Crescent City, Calif; nieces Stephanie (Eric) of Dupont, Wash, Stacy (Ben) of Layton, Utah, Shannon (Gabriel), of Vancouver, Wash. Jennifer (Ryan) of Sacramento; nephews Scott (Amanda) of Auburn, Gary (Johnna) of Red Bluff, Calif and Ken (Jeanette), of Lakeview, Ore., and great-nieces/great-nephews Sierra, Landon, Kelsey, Sadie, Karley, Nicholas, Brooklyn, Lucas, Simon, Eli, Gabe, Noah, Sydney, Peyton, Ellis, Harley and Archer, and proceeded in death by her father, Hugh Hardman.

Judy worked most of her educational career in Northern California, two years at Ione High School, 15 years at Weimar Hills, five years in Southern California, and 10 years at Colfax High School. Returning to Colfax High School was the highlight as she was able to reconnect with so many families she had met at Weimar Hills. She loved every moment of those working experiences and had a lasting impact on so many students. She believed in the greatness possible in every student and encouraged them to look at the consequences of their choices in every area of their lives.

Judy was known for putting in the last word, so it is not surprising that she left some. “I have had 65 wonderful, precious years, close to 30 years of “bonus” days since I was given less than a year to survive breast cancer, and now the last 10 years battling ovarian cancer. Fighting cancer is not for sissies, however I had cancer….it never had me. I can truly say that cancer was the worst thing and the best thing that ever happened to me. I have been blessed with many years of living each day to its fullest. I want you all to know that I am totally at peace and leave you with my favorite quote: ‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”

There will be a celebration of life service in honor of Judy on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11 a.m., at the Garden Valley LDS Church (Cultural Hall), Banks Lowman Road, Garden Valley, Idaho.  All are welcome!

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Garden Valley District Library (85 Old Crouch Rd, Garden Valley, ID, 83622 or; LDS Charities (, or St. Luke’s (Boise) Home Care and Hospice (190 E. Bannock St, Boise, ID, 83712).

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