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 Judith Kay McDaniel April 21, 1945 - January 30, 2012

  By Holly Hill

Judith Kay McDaniel was a well loved, long time member of the Puget Sound Knappers. Although not a 'knapper' Judith contributed to PSK events in many ways. She helped Mick and Holly Hill host numerous TurkeyFest knap-ins and was a fixture an several others. Her beadwork inspired other PSK member to take up this hobby.

Her passing is a loss to us all.

From the Olympian

Judith Kay McDaniel Judith Kay McDaniel died Monday, January 30, 2012 at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington of complications from cancer and an infection. Judy was born April 21, 1945 in Independence, Missouri. She was the daughter of Earnest C. and Helen A. Wilson (Thomas) of Chanute, Kansas. She was the wife of Robert G. McDaniel, mother of Thomas G. McDaniel, and grandmother of Cambria Nadine and Chloe Bliss McDaniel. Judy was valedictorian of her high school class in Chanute, and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Tulsa and Syracuse Universities. She moved to Olympia for work-study on her master's degree and stayed on to work 30 years, nearly all of which was with the Washington State School Directors' Association. Judy was an accomplished quilter with her own quilting machine. Beading and jewelry making were other important hobbies. Judy and her husband, Bob, were avid rock collectors and dealers. They had a booth at rock and gem shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. A funeral will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1601 North St. SE, Olympia. Please leave remembrances at www.FuneralAlternatives.org Arrangements are with Funeral Alternatives of Washington 360-753-1065.

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