Judy will be celebrated in a gathering of family and friends on April 11th, 11am at Redwood Church, 901 Madison Ave, Redwood City, CA.
Judy was born on March 28, 1948 in Alturas, CA to Arthur and Mary Smith. She graduated from San Carlos High School in 1966. She married Glenn Haynes after high school and they lived in Redwood City, CA where she worked alongside him at their machine shop. They had two children. She married George Laffoon in 1975 and moved to Grass Valley, CA where they built a machine shop business. Later she found joy in serving others in the food and beverage industry where she entertained people with her warm, giving, humorous personality and love of singing while serving at The Hideaway in Redwood City, CA. At 50 she boldly changed careers again to the medical field. She found fulfillment as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Kaiser Hospital in Redwood City, CA and was awarded accommodations for her ability to comfort the sick and dying.
Judy is survived by her son, Glenn Haynes Jr. (Rusty); her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and David Schoephoerster; two grandsons, Alex and Reese; her brother, Donald Nichols and her close friend that she called a sister, Linda Robison. She is preceded in death by her sister, Dalene Madewell.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association.