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Judy Ann Hamlin

September 8, 1953January 6, 2019
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Judy Hamlin, 65, of Arlington, Washington, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington.

Judy was the only child born to Leon and Juanita Myres of Machias, Washington, on Sept. 8, 1953. She married Randall “Randy” Hamlin on July 18, 1975, and together they had two children, Mark (40) and Amy (34). Randy and Judy celebrated 43 years of marriage in 2018.

Judy loved reading, crafting, cooking/baking, being with family and was an avid Jimmy Buffett “Parrot Head.” Her greatest joy was being called “Grandma,” and she cherished watching each of her four grandchildren grow — she couldn’t have been prouder of them.

Left behind to cherish her memory are husband Randy Hamlin and mother-in-law Ruth Hamlin of Arlington, Washington; son Mark (Jessica) of Anchorage, Alaska; and daughter Amy Walton (Chris) of Stanwood, Washington. She was the loving grandmother of Kenley (8) and Blake (5) Hamlin, and Cameron (7) and Carson (4) Walton. Also left behind are many brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong family and friends in Washington and Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents Leon and Juanita Myres, and father-in-law Jack Hamlin.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 5:00pm at 92nd St Church of Christ, Marysville , WA.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Gary Costello

January 30, 2019

I'm emotionally devastated to discover today (30 Jan 2019) that Annie now has angel wings and my deepest sincere expressions of sorrow are extended to all family members, particularly her two children whom I know she loved and protected with her entire being. No language contains the words to properly convey the emotions felt, but no language is required; we just know. I had the unparalleled honor and pleasure of meeting Annie more than two decades ago and for many years shared truly meaningful thoughts, discussions and much more concerning each of our families. Among her characteristics I respected and admired were her intellect, skill, knowledge, directness, dedication, devotion, determination, discipline and "fierce independence" as she proclaimed and demonstrated. But what impressed me the most was her courage; I've never met a person (man or woman) who rivaled it. Some family may recall her talking about me years ago...I hope they are good ones. Once upon a time, I felt able to eloquently, comprehensively and accurately articulate my emotions, but at this moment I'm completely incompetent and apologize for my ineptitude at comforting any of you. Annie lives within my heart as the most beautiful human being I've ever known. My most profound regret is that I wasn't able to tell her that prior to her passing. Long ago, Annie said I was probably the most intelligent person she ever met; it was a gracious and wonderful compliment coming from a person whom I knew was my intellectual superior. My tears have been difficult to write through and now nearly prevent me from writing more. I've shared much of all that transpired between Annie and I with my daughter Stephanie who is the Music in my life. Within each of you, I'm confident Annie was the Music in yours. Her song will be with you always and in all ways.

I'm grateful God blessed my life by allowing Annie...whom I called Knobby Knees...to enter it.

God bless all of you.

Gary Costello

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