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Judith Nash Swanson

March 15, 1944 -
February 2, 2019

Judith Nash Swanson, 74, died Saturday, February 2, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL, of surgical complications. Cremation rites have been accorded at her request.

A memorial service will be held on at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, in Savoy, IL. The fami…read more

Judith Nash Swanson, 74, died Saturday, February 2, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL, of surgical complications. Cremation rites have been accorded at her request.

A memorial service will be held on at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, in Savoy, IL. The family will receive guests from 3 to 4 p.m.

Judith was born on March 15, 1944, in Chicago to Clarence and Jessie Faro Nash. She was baptized and confirmed at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church and was a member for many years. In 1962 Judie graduated from Urbana High School and the University of Illinois in 1966, with degrees in Physical Education and Recreation and Municipal Park Administration. She also earned master’s degrees in Education, Guidance Counseling and Psychology from Western Illinois University.

She worked part-time while raising her two children. Judie loved being outdoors and teaching swimming lessons in and around the Woodhull area. Later in life she served as a guidance counselor and psychology teacher in the Monmouth and Watseka school districts.
Judie had a strong sense of community was proud to serve on various civic committees. She was a loyal Illini fan and enjoyed spending time on campus, particularly during her time as house mom at Pi Beta Phi.

Survivors include a daughter, Tiffany Swanson and her husband, William Hoehn, of Annandale VA, and their children, Margaret and Andrew; a son, Tadd Swanson, and his wife, Monica, of Mapleton, IL, and their children, Nicholas and Annie; sisters Dorothy Reynolds and her husband, Floyd, of Urbana, IL, and Linda Myler and her husband, Bernie, of Monticello, IL; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents and an infant sister, JoAnn Nash, preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to Salt and Light Ministries, 1819 South Philo Road, Urbana, IL 61802, and/or the Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 East Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802.

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