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Judith Catherine Siegmund Smith, 68
WINDHAM -- Judith Catherine Siegmund Smith, 68, of Windham, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2013, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.
She was born to the late Elizabeth and Theodore Siegmund.
Growing up, as the daughter of a U.S. Navy Captain, Judy lived all over the U.S. and Europe. She graduated from
with a BA in Fine Arts and completed her MA in art education at
Ohio State University
. After her first career in art education, Judy switched gears into a successful second career in computer sales. She retired in 1996.
Judy embraced the world with an open heart and a sense of wonder. Her adventurous spirit took her from the Amazon to Alaska, admiring the gifts of nature and interesting people along the way. She was a thoughtful listener with a big-hearted laugh, a beautiful smile, and a genuine fondness for people. In addition to her lifelong interest in art, she loved a well-told story, gardening, Scrabble and a good beer. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to a family who always knew they could count on her for a kind word, a big hug or a playful, conspiratorial smile.
Although Judy and Doug lived in Nashville, Tenn., for over 30 years, they split their time between Nashville and Windham over the last 12 years. Recently, they left Nashville to live in Maine for good.
She is survived by her husband, Wm. Douglas Smith of Windham; two daughters, Gina and her husband Thomas D'Eletto of Maplewood, N.J., and Christina and her husband Silvio (Zobi) Wolter of Magdeburg, Germany; and two grandchildren, Julia and Michael D'Eletto.
A period of visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m., at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services located at 660 Brighton Ave., in Portland, followed by a memorial service to celebrate Judy's life. Please visit
to share your condolences and memories of Judy.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Gosnell Hospice House for their compassion and caring, which helped them find some grace during a difficult time.
Donations in Judy's name
may be made to The Friends of Radnor Lake (
) in Nashville, Tenn.
or The Coastal Maine Botanical
) in Boothbay.
Judith Catherine Siegmund Smith
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 30, 2013
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