Judy Kay Tobacco, formerly of Juneau, passed away Oct. 1, 2010 at the University of Washington Medical Center due to complications from lung cancer. She was born at home Oct. 2, 1941 in Morris, Minn. during a blizzard.
Judy grew up in Pacifica, Calif. Later she made her way to Bremerton, Wash. where she met her soulmate and the love of her life, Edward Tobacco. They were married Jan. 9, 1971 in Bremerton, Wash., and later moved to Alaska, where Judy retired from the state of Alaska's Legislative Affairs Agency.
Judy was positive, fiercely loyal, quick-witted, and had a great sense of humor. She was a friend to many and loved by all friends. She loved her family, animals, sewing, quilting, golfing, gardening, reading, long walks, and spending time at her home in Yuma, Ariz. She was incredibly creative and talented, and highly accomplished in many areas. Judy was also a member of The Juneau Women Moose, Lodge No. 700.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Blanche and Gerald Trapp and her siblings, Darlene Montoya and Kenneth Trapp.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Tobacco; siblings, Geraldine (Gary) Secreto of Concord, Calif., Karen (Larry) Forbes of Sutherlin, Ore., Daniel Trapp of Juneau; daughters, Nita (Milo) Perry of Seabeck, Wash., Tammy (Tim) Burdick and Angie (Tim) Webb of Juneau; son, Mark Tobacco of Hoonah; grandchildren, U.S. Marine Cpl. Vernon Perry (Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii); Brys Perry; Mike, Tom and Tara Bay; U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Webb (Fort Stewart, Ga.); Stephanie and Samantha Webb; and Josie Tobacco; great grandchildren, Lorelai and Xander Webb; mother-in-law, Helen Tobacco (Seabeck, Wash.); and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to an Open House of Celebration of Life at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Juneau Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal shelter or The American Cancer Society. You may contact the family at 9301 Misery Point Rd NW, Seabeck, WA 98380.