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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.


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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