Judith, a 68-year-old resident of Wasco, Ore., passed away on Aug. 10, 2017, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. She had battled cancer for 16 years.
Judith was born in Astoria, Ore., on Sept. 5, 1948, the second child of Harry and Helen Serles (Denslinger). As a child, she lived outside of the town of Olney, Ore. Then the family moved to Astoria, Ore., where Judith graduated from high school and went to Clatsop Community College, earning a degree.
On June 4, 1999, she married her husband Robert Harmon of Wasco.
She resided there until her death. Judith was a member of the Moro Community Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon and elder. She had several occupations in Sherman County. She worked at the Sherman County Library for several years, was also the Neighborhood Watch Captain in Wasco and did proof reading online for several people. She loved reading, animals, birds, writing stories, her children and grandchildren.
Judith is survived by husband Robert; three children, daughter Vicki Lourwood and husband James, two sons, David and Rafael Lewis; several nephews, nieces, and cousins; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Judith was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jane Meredith.
Judith was known for her smile and attitude, nobody was a stranger to her. She was also loved by her little dog Lucky-they would walk all over town and greet people. This continued until Lucky's death. And his passing took a lot out of her.
Judith was a patient at Celilo Cancer Center for 16 years, she jokingly referred to it as her second home. The nurses and doctors were her second family. That is where she got her nickname the “Energizer Bunny” because she kept on going. do to her unshakeable faith and attitude.
So, as a family, we decided instead of flowers people could donate to the cancer center in her name.
A memorial will be Oct. 7, 2017, 11 a.m. at the Wasco Grade School , 903 Barnett Street it will be a potluck.
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