Judie Anderson, 1968

Judie Anderson, 1968

and never looked back. Our BHS’68 classmate, Judie Anderson, departed this world on March 22, after a short bout with an aggressive cancer. According to her nephew, Jeffrey Szilagyi (who coincidentally is the son of Tonia Szilagyi Mapston‘s cousin), Judie fell in love with Maui nearly 40 years ago. She never had kids of her own, but was kind and caring, especially to “furry little critters and her big array of nieces, nephews and their children.”

Judie moved back to the mainland some 12+ years ago for a couple years, then moved back after her mom passed in 2006.

We last heard from Judie at the time of our 40th reunion when she wrote Jim Ranshaw:

I regret to say that I will not be able to attend this reunion, and will miss seeing everyone and the good times and memories.  I live on Maui and it is a long way to go, especially as I will be in So. Calif around the end of October, so just cannot afford two trips so close together.

Thanks for the invitation and all the good work that you and the reunion committee do!

I found Judie in the Dance Performance ’68 photo:

Judie is at the top of the picture.

Judie is at the top of the picture.

Other girls in the photo are Melanie Bridge, Betsy Brown, Donna Canzoneri, Barbara Clark, Debi Dana, and Chris Gates.

Judie’s senior prom picture was posted on Facebook.

Judie's prom picture. Can anybody name her date?

Judie’s prom picture. Can anybody name her date?

This picture captures her spirit completely……she will be so missed. (Amber Kinzler Sciligo)

If you have remembrances of Judie that you would like to share with the class, please write them in the Comments section below. We send our deepest condolences to Judie’s family and wish for them comfort in their grief.

About Katherine Crosier

I am an organist in Honolulu—a rare breed of folks who play the King of Instruments! Through stories, photos, and videos, this blog is a diary of my musical journey ... and my family just groans!

2 responses »

  1. Cathy Palmer says:

    Very sad to read this ☹️
    RIP Judie
    (Her date in the photo is Benton White, BHS ’67)

  2. Katherine Crosier says:

    From Karen Wagner (Kathy Wagner’s sister): She and my sister Kathy Wagner may have been dancing together then, My sis died Jan 28, 2013. She was all about DANCE MUSIC and THEATER acting in many plays like “Ask Any Girl”. She was our entertainment with a natural way of comedy, she had her own bedtime story she improvised for us 3 younger siblings called, Micky and Billy. A sister who was our 2nd mom when our mom was busy sewing prom dresses or knitting sweaters for us 3 girls. So many great memories swell up when stuff jogs my memory. Perhaps these beauties are trying new methods of modern dance together in Heaven, as they perform across the clouds and we wonder what new visions will be coming as miracles occur in the skies above. We love the joy our sisters would bring to the table! Rest in Peace Judie and Kathy.

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