Judith A. Sperle


image of Judy SperleJudith A. Sperle, 71, of Kent, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of December 16, 2023 at the hospital, surrounded by family.

Judy was born on February 13, 1952, in Seattle, Washington, to Betty Winchester. Judy attended Cleveland High School in Seattle and graduated a year late in 1971 after the loss of her mother when she was 15 years old.

Judy, who lovingly referred to herself as a “true Pacific Northwest girl”, lived in the King County area for much of her life.  She worked in the Kent School District for much of her career, where she became the best lunch lady ever; loved by her many students and colleagues throughout the years.

Judy and her husband Roger were married in 1990 and remained so for the rest of her life. Judy and Roger both brought their own children into the marriage but had none together.

Judy was known to be the heart of every situation she was involved in. She loved her girls, baking for her loving neighbors and her local sports teams. Judy went camping with family as much as possible when the girls were young and continued with the girls’ sports and road trips to see her favorite hockey team play. Judy enjoyed her retirement to the fullest with her husband and visits to the girls when they moved away and her beloved dogs.

Judy was preceded in death by her mother Betty, stepdaughter Kathy, stepson Robert and is survived by her husband, Roger; her daughters Juli (Timothy) and Jodi (Matthew); his children: Kimberly (Gregory) and Roger Dean; as well as their grandchildren.

A “Celebration of Life & Memorial Service” will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2023 at 1 p.m., Kent LDS Stake Center, 12817 SE 256th St Kent, WA 98030. Family and friends are invited to come and share fond memories and stories. Food and Beverage to follow the service.

3 Responses to “Judith A. Sperle”

  • Kimberly Webster says:

    Miss Judy is a loved and happy memory for each of my children. We had the honor of knowing her through Crestwood Elementary, where she helped (and sometimes kept my kiddos in line). She will never be forgotten! Much love to the this wonderful woman and the family who she leaves behind. The Websters.

  • Lynne Mayer says:

    Judy and I worked together at Kent School District. I was her supervisor until I retired in 2020. She was so appreciated by students and staff at Crestwood. She was always kind and thoughtful, and she often gave me little gifts like her famous banana bread! I used to tease her about wondering whether she would retire before me. I think she held out a little longer and it’s good to read that she was enjoying retirement.

    Roger and family, I am sorry for your loss of this special angel. I am sending big hugs your way. Please know that Judy will be remembered fondly.

  • Sadie Douglas says:

    Most sincere condolences to my Uncle Roger and cousins. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

    Aunt Judy thank for always being kind and loving towards me throughout my entire life. You will always have a special place in my heart.

    Love your niece,


    I still use your hashbrown casserole recipe and every time I make it I always think of you. ❤️

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