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Judy Annie Holdren

July 3, 1941 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 80)


Judy Annie (Landers) Holdren, beloved mother, grandmother, and nana, passed away in Klamath Falls, Oregon on September 1st, 2021, at the age of 80, after a brief battle with cancer.


Judy was born in Streator, Illinois on July 3rd, 1941 to Henry Cecil Landers and Beverly V. Thompson. She attended Streator Township High School. An avid musician and lover of music, Judy sang country and blues and toured with performers such as Ernest Tubb and Tanya Tucker. Family and friends could always expect to receive handwritten notes on special occasions signed with ♫ and she regularly offered the advice ‘make it swampy’ to fellow songwriters & musicians. She loved carnivals, garage sales, a cold beer, and spoiling her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Judy is preceded in death by husband Jack Smith Holdren, her parents, and son-in-law Michael Walls. She is survived by daughter Kimberly Walls (LaVelle); sons Lonnie LeVelle, and Donovan Scheffler and wife Dawn; stepdaughters Carole Walsh (Holdren) and husband Pat, and Kathy Doonan (Holdren) and husband Mark; grandchildren Cassie Kain (Walls) and husband Aaron, Alena Zidlicky and husband Steve, Suzanne Velasco (Walls) and husband Paul, Christine Geweniger (Zidlicky) and husband Ryan, and Bailey Scheffler; great-grandchildren Jade, Ryden, and Michael; brother Ronald Smith and wife Alma; and numerous nieces and nephews.













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