Langevin • El Paraiso Funeral Home
Judy aka “Mom” of Yakima went to her final home with God and loved ones on Thursday January 8, 2020 surrounded by family and good friends. She was born in Yakima, WA on April 26, 1939 to Orla and Wilma Woerner. She was raised in Tampico, WA on her family’s hop farm. They also raised a variety of farm animals, which also included her trusted horse “Snaps.” She had many good times riding with her best friends Pat and Beverly Mondor. She attended the old Tampico school until she came down with rheumatic fever. Eventually the family moved to Wiley City where she resumed school. One day her sister Charlene took mom to school for show and tell. Dad told the story of seeing a pudgy little girl named Judy that day. Little did they know that they would later be married in July of 1958 and remain inseparable for 58 years. She was an amazing singer. Mother could belt out “Sugar Blues,” “Rag Mopp,” “Summer Time,” or “The Lord’s Prayer” at the drop of a hat and leave you utterly speechless. She loved to dance and could out Jitterbug anyone on the dance floor. Pack a picnic lunch and head for the hills. She loved hitting the Jeep trails in her “77 Jeep Golden Eagle CJ5.” If you did not come out of the hills covered in mud, it was not a good day. She loved packing the car and going to the beach for a weekend with family and friends for good ol’ razor clam digging. It wasn’t unlike mom to be digging at 5:00 am at a low tide in shorts and a tank top. No one could pair a fresh pot of coffee with fried razor clams, hash browns, eggs and fried toast better than mom could. Mom’s talents were endless! From cake decorating embroidery, sewing, cooking, and many other crafts. She loved having family and friends over to eat, laugh and play games. Dominos were her favorite. She and dad raised their family on their apple farm in West Valley. Mom was the boss. She did it all and never missed a day of work. Everyone loved working with mom, she treated everyone with respect and admiration. Her other jobs included apple packing, airport security and fry cook.
Judith is survived by her children Milo Elander and wife Stephani of Yakima, Elizabeth Quantrille and her husband Wayne Quantrille “Bub” of Yakima, and Richard Elander and husband Steve Timmons of Duvall, WA, grandchildren Tyler Quantrille (Casey), Kyle Quantrille (Casey), Jeremiah (Hailey), Zachary Elander, Matthew Elander, Lucas Elander, and Hanna Elander, great-grandchildren Jeffrey Quantrille, Lockland and Jameson Quantrille, niece Rebecca Hatten, brother in law Vanner Elander (Lolly) and their families. She is preceded in death by her husband Freddie Elander, her parents Orla and Wilma Woerner and sister Charlene Hatten. In lieu of flower, donations can be made to St Jude’s Foundation, American Red Cross. “Give blood!” Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm Friday January 17, 2020 at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 am Saturday January 18, 2020 at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home (1010 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98902). To share a memory of Judy Elander visit www.lepfuneralhome.com.