Judith “Judy” Hallgren, 76, of Squirrel Mountain Valley, got her wish to go home for Christmas on December 19, passing peacefully into the arms of our loving savior.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Judy moved at age 6 to California with her parents and sister.
She was a mother to three, Randy, James and Carol, and grandmother to three, Janie, Katie and Jayden.
Judy worked at MGM Studios in the ‘60s and ‘70s. She had several home-based businesses while her children grew up.
Judy moved to Lake Isabella with her husband, Richard Hallgren, 30+ years ago, after falling in love with the area when her parents, Howard and Jane Bedwell, moved there years earlier.
Judy loved antiques and opened “Broken Wheel Antiques,” going to fairs and craft shows. You could also find her goodies in the local shops in Kernville.
Judy was a crafty lady, always working on one project or another. Along with her sister, she helped keep the ceramics class at the senior center running.
She was treasurer for her local homeowners group, Squirrel Valley Property Owners Association, and was instrumental in organizing the annual area wide yard sale.
Judy had a mind of her own and didn’t mind sharing it with you. If she thought something was wrong, she’d fight to the end to correct it.
Judy is survived by her 3 children, 3 grandchildren and her sister, Sandy Ernest of Squirrel Valley. She loved her family ferociously and was always ready to help a friend.
Judy will be laid to rest at Kern River Valley Cemetery in the spring.