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July 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm  #1265071    
Denise Brock
Denise Brock

With a heavy heart, I wanted to let people know that we have lost our JudyS. She did not post much that I can see in the last few years, but she was a huge supporter of GRACE, and was local to Seattle so we got to know her quite well. She showed up for every Race 4 GRACE, any and all other local events, and was just a lovely lovely person. Her husband shared with me her information from the local paper – http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=judith-ann-hill-smith&pid=171793533.

We will miss her terribly. Our hearts go out to her friends and family.


Operations Director for GRACE. I came to GRACE after my best friend was diagnosed with lung cancer. She passed on July 31, 2010; she lives on in her family and friends, and in her beautiful daughter who looks more and more like her every day. If she were still here today, she would be blazing the advocacy trail. All part of her legacy. http://www.facebook.com/deniseabrock http://www.facebook.com/cancerGRACE

July 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm  #1265072    


Sorry to hear of JudyS passing. My condolences to her family and friends. I loved her obit.
Take care, Judy C

Stage IIIA adeno, dx 7/2010. SRS then chemo carbo/alimta 4x. NED as of 10/2011.
Local recurrence, surgery to remove LRL 8/29/13. 5.2cm involved pleura. Chemo carbo/alimta x3. NED

July 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm  #1265074    
Dr West
Dr West

She was a lovely person, a very warm spirit. I will miss her greatly.

-Dr. West

July 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm  #1265076    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

My most sincere condolences to those who knew Judy in her home, Seattle.

Not only did I learn about cancer, research, trials, tx, side effects and management of it all from Judy I learned much about life from her and those like her, the many I think of as a band of warrior princesses who move through Grace with Grace and Knowledge and so much more that I don’t pretend to get.

You’re missed.

October 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm  #1266809    

laya d.

I just came across this and am devastated. I met Judy when I flew up to Seattle for Regina’s birthday bash a few years back. She was subtle and kind and “familiar” – – and it was really really nice just being in her presence. Her loss is immeasurable. . .


1/10 – My Mom (58) dx w/ NSCLC-Adeno 3a; 1 cycle of neoadjuvent Carbo/Alimta before finding out EGFR+ (Ex. 19), then switched to 7 wks of neoadjuvent Tarceva/150 mg (major shrinkage); 4/10 – right pneumonectomy; 6/10 started 3 rounds of adjuvent Cis/Alimta w/ concurrent chest radiation (7 wks); 8/10 – NED; 11/10 – small nodule in left lung; 1/11 – 3 small nodules in left lung, start Tarceva/100 mg; 4/11 – suspected sclerotic met to hip, continue w/ Tarceva, add XGEVA, brain MRI clear; 9/11 – solitary 3 cm met (adeno w/ T790m mutation) to cerebellum, surgery and gamma knife, up Tarceva to 150 mg; 11/11 – 2 left lung nodules growing, biopsy on 1 shows mutation from adeno to squamous (shocker!), brain MRI clear, continue Tarceva & Xgeva; 2/12 – brain MRI clear, CT scan, remaining nodule slightly bigger – – monitor for now, Tarceva (reduced to 100 mg) & Xgeva continued; 4/12 progression and rebiopsy (confirmed adeno), stop Tarceva, switch to Carbo/Alimta; 6/12 maintenanceAlimta; 8/12 back to Tarceva; 10/12 Gemzar; 11/16 difficulty breathing; 12/12 hospice initiated…my Mom passed away peacefully on 12/19/12. Heartbroken.

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