Anna Elvita Judd, 90

     Elvita Judd passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at age 90, of age-related causes. Born Anna Elvita Green on July 23, 1921, in Blaine, Kan., she was the 13th child of James and Josephine Green.
     Elvita moved to the Fraser area in 1939, where she met Claud R. Judd. They were married Sept. 20, 1941, and raised five children together. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary before Claud passed away in 2007.
     In their early life together, Elvita was a mother and homemaker while Claud worked at Schmidt’s lumber mill and helped his father farm. Later, they took over the family homestead and became lifelong farm people. After retiring, they remained living there.
     Elvita was very active in the local community; she belonged to the Fraser Ladies Get Together Club, the Clearwater County Homemakers Extension Club, the Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics Auxiliary, and was the Fraser news reporter for the Clearwater Tribune for many years. She was a 60-year member of the Fraser Grange, a leader in the Fraser Boosters 4-H Club for 50 years and in 2001 she was inducted into the Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame. Elvita was a good cook and known in the community for her pies and in 1968 was chosen Clearwater County Homemaker of the Year. She also received numerous awards at the Clearwater County Fairs. While Claud served in the Idaho Legislature, she was a member of the Idaho Legisladies group. She was appointed by then Gov. Cecil Andrus to serve for three days in place of then Sen. McLaughlin.
     Elvita took pride each year in her beautiful flower garden and had a big vegetable garden, which provided canned food for the family. She enjoyed playing cards and hosting people for dinners and gatherings. She was an active member of Our Lady of the Woodland Catholic Church in Pierce. She was a hard worker, very good mother and loved spending time with her family.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, 12 siblings, husband Claud and son Melvin. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law of Lewiston; a son and daughter-in-law of Coeur d’Alene; a daughter of Spokane; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Burial will follow at the Fraser Cemetery, and a covered-dish dinner will be at the Fraser Community Center afterwards.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Fraser Community Center, 234 Jackson Rd., Orofino, ID 83544; or to a charity of choice.

The Lewiston Tribune, September 27, 2011, p. 5D
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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