Judy Mae James, 49, passed away on October 16, 2020 in Redding, California. She was a lifelong resident of Del Norte County and was born in Crescent City on June 16, 1971.
Judy was a member of the Yurok Tribe. She was employed by UIHS for 15 years. Judy touched many lives and created bonds with most of them. She will be remembered as greeting all who entered with a genuine smile and positive energy who went above and beyond to help clients when possible.
Judy enjoyed camping, beach combing, nature walks, softball, reading and singing. She enjoyed socializing and helping others emotionally and mentally.
Judy is survived by her son Curtis James (Jessie) and grandchildren Ye’womey’y, Tohtet, Yuna, Yoki. Paternal parents Kenneth (Stella), Sue (Doug), sister Jaime (Dale), brother Stacy (DeAnne), brother Cecil.
She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins including nieces and nephews Kiera, Tiera, Dale Jr, Emily, Stacy, Khiya, Alicia, Brandon, Nicole, Gregory, Mathias, Ceth and Kendra.
She is preceded in death by her father Kenneth Charles, grandparents Josephine and Oscar Gensaw, Barbara and Alfred Coble.
Judy loved butterflies and understood a butterfly represented freedom… Like a butterfly, she is now free.
Service to be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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