Fly Away

Judith Kaye Kamhoot was born in Billings, Mont. and spent her childhood in Lake Oswego, Ore. Her youthful spirit and enthusiasm filled the campus halls of the College of Idaho, Oregon State University, Idaho State University, and the University Utah where she achieved her PhD.

Her years in Salt Lake City, Utah were not idle as she raised two children and spread the word of God by reaching out to those in need. She touched lives and she mended hearts. She gave selflessly to all those around her. As life brought her to Orange County, Calif. and later to the Rogue Valley in Oregon, she continued to spread light and joy to the lives of others.

It is here, in Jacksonville, Ore. that she passed. Two blessings were bestowed upon her in the birth of her son, Ryan Pedersen, and daughter, Ammi Kamhoot. With Judi, this blessing was two-fold as she passed along her strength and character. This is the gift she gave; a mother and grandmother dedicated towards a wonderful life for us and showing us how to have it on our own. Judi was the most loving, caring and compassionate woman and she taught us to share this with everyone.

She will be forever cherished and missed for who she was and what she continues to be. Remembered always, now is her time to fly away!

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Hillcrest Mortuary and Memorial Park, 2201 N. Phoenix Road, Medford, OR 97504. Family contact: