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Judi's Memorial Service

Judith Lloyd Famous Memorial Page - Includes the Memorial Service, text of the Aegis article, poems by Katelyn and other links including the location of the memorial posting comments.

Memorial Service at Emory United Methodist Church, Street, MD on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 2pm. A reception at the church with family will follow the service.

A message from the family:

Judi was the kindest, most optimistic and generous person. Her cheery personality could lighten anyone's spirits. With a life centered around sharing her talents and enthusiasm, she touched so many in her short 59 years. Her family, friends and colleagues will miss her always, finding comfort in her legacy of beneficence, sincerity and warmth.

Judi grew up in a "tough" urban neighborhood in South Philadelphia, where church, family and study dominated her day-to-day life. After moving to Maryland and marrying Earl, she tried her hands at farm work … for about a week or two. Clearly her true calling was a contagious love of making music and devotion to working with children.

Music unified Judi's life. As a soloist for the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, as well as other local music groups, she perfected her skills as an oboist and took an active role in the community. Teaching instrumental music in Harford County Public Schools, she inspired leagues of blossoming musicians who've kept in touch over the years, sending cards and inviting her to graduation ceremonies and weddings. Her private music students think of her as not only an instructor but also a mentor. With boundless energy, she was forever running from concert to recital to rehearsal to performance. In her last few days, listening to recordings of the Emory Musicians and Emory Choir comforted her.

Judi was the rock of our family; she kept us close. Never wavering from her commitment to loved ones, she brought out the best in us. When someone married into the family, she immediately embraced them like they were cherished life-long relatives -- in fact, she welcomed all those she met with open arms. Just the tone of her voice was enough to make you feel important, cared for, supported. She was our sunshine.

We ask those who knew Judi to jot down some of their favorite memories of her and e-mail them to, or mail them to the farm at 3642 Mill Green Rd., Street, MD 21154. The hope is that through this collection of reminiscences her present and future grandchildren will learn about her from as many perspectives as possible.

Contributions in the name of Judith Lloyd Famous may be made to the Emory Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 94, Street, MD 21154.

We’d like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, gifts and presence.

Judi Update - Final

Judith Lloyd Famous passed away this evening about 6:00 PM surrounded by her husband, children and sisters.

In Lieu of flowers, the family will be setting up other options for remembering Judi.

Arrangements for a service will be worked out in the next few days.

Judi Update - Sunday

Judi is still at Franklin Square. She has had trouble eating all day. They are taking care of her at the hospital. They are going to install a port to help with the chemotherapy. She will also have another procedure to drain fluids tomorrow morning. It is unclear when she will be released from Franklin Square.

Judi Update - Saturday

Lucinda, Davinder and Heather were down visiting. Judi was having problems eating. She also felt really week. This afternoon they called the doctor. They said to bring Judi to Franklin Square hospital for some fluids and to help with the eating. She will probably be there overnight. They are also trying some other medicines. While it's a concern that she is back in the hospital, this is also something that can happen with chemotherapy.

Judi Update - Thursday

Judi had her chemo today. She is very tired, but arrived home around 3:30 PM.

Yesterday she did have a procedure at Franklin Square and they removed about 4 liters of fluid. She commented that once they removed the fluid, she felt "better than I had felt in over a week".

She's on quite a few medications including some new medications to interact with the chemo. Again, Earl and Judi are very tired. They are not answering the phone much, but Earl checks the messages.

Judi Update - Tuesday

Judi went in for chemo today but it had to be rescheduled due to a build up of fluid in her abdomen. She is now scheduled for a procedure at Franklin Square tomorrow to remove the fluid. This should be an outpatient procedure. The chemo is rescheduled for Thursday.

Judi Update

The biopsy result were as expected - no surprise good or bad. She is home preparing for the first chemo treatment on Tuesday. She is seeing visitors and taking some phone calls, but Earl and others are trying to help her limit the amount of time. She wants to talk to many, but can't for a long period of time. Her friend Sue is organizing a food schedule to help keep everyone eating healthy. The Famous cousins have been helping organize other activities such as cleaning and some shopping. She had some flowers, but the smell of them is bothering her. She's receiving stacks of card and she and Earl spend time togther opening them each day. Mark, Jen & Emma are down this weekend, Lucinda and Davinder will probably be down next weekend, and Tod, Holly and Morgan should be down on Easter weekend. She is very much looking forward to the chemo and we'll all see how that goes.

Judi Update

Judi had her biopsy today. She is tired and resting. We find out results from the biopsy on Friday, probably starting chemotherapy on Tuesday. She is in good spirits.

Judi Update

Judi is at home. She is resting and doesn't have a lot of energy. There is a biopsy planned for March 9.

Revised Home Page

I moved the Famous Family blog to the home page. When you post in the blog it will appear on the home page.


Famous Family Archives

The Famous Family Archives has an extensive collection of photos and more. Also check out the Archives Calendar with everything organized by date and the Archives Recent Changes. If you want to know what Mark's fixed recently, try the What's New Page. Here are some random images:



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