GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Judith ‘Judi’ Dee Ware Seay died Nov. 11, 2006 in the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital near her home in Garden Grove, Calif. She was 60 years old. She had been disabled for several years, suffering from lupus and, more recently, from cancer. While in the hospital, the years-long stress on her body took its toll and she succumbed to heart failure. She was born May 11, 1946 to Gilbert and Helen Ware. Judi spent her adolescent and teen years in Orangeville and graduated from South Emery High School. She attended Utah State University, where she met and married Tom Cruickshank. The pair traveled to Chicago, Ill., where Tom played football for the Chicago Bulls, and later to Las Vegas, Nev., where he was assistant football coach at the UNLV. They later divorced. Judi moved to California in 1986 and had a successful career for several years in various businesses before being forced to retire because of lupus. She met and married Larry Seay in Westminster, Calif.; later divorced. Survivors include her brother, Donald (Joan); nieces, Kim (Ty) Loyola and Tess (Kent) Thompson, all of Salt Lake City; her aunt, Betty (Ted) Bryan of Helper; and numerous cousins. She had a particularly close relationship with her cousin, Jill Cox of Salt Lake, and with her Orangeville neighbor, LaVon Reid Timothy. She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt, Thelma (John) Cox; her uncle, Harold (Fern) Jewkes; her aunt, Dee (Art) Waterman; and her uncle, Ted (Artell) Jewkes. At her request, she was cremated and will be buried next to her parents in the Orangeville City Cemetery. Memorial services will be at a later date.
Source: Emery County Progress (Castle Dale, UT) – Tuesday, December 5, 2006