Judy Elizabeth Roberts Urquhart

July 19, 1920 - October 14, 2016

Judy Elizabeth Roberts Urquhart

July 19, 1920 - October 14, 2016


Judy was born in Lake Stevens, WA to Aron and Amalia (Skogkvist) Sandstrom. She married Frank Roberts in 1938 and together they had two sons, Jerry and Michael. Frank later passed away in 1973. She later married Mack Urquhart in 1988 and, he too, preceded her in death in 1993.
An avid knitter, Judy was always giving away the hundreds of blankets, afghans, sweaters etc. she created. She was known for her generosity, always the giver rather than the receiver. She never wanted to impose on anyone. Proverbs 3:5-6 was the verse by which she lived her life, trusting in the Lord with all of her heart. Her faith in the Lord was rock solid. Judy was very musically gifted. She was the church organist for 45 years and played piano for nursing homes, hymn sings, or for her grand kids after family dinners at her house. She loved long walks, spending summers at the cabin Frank built at Birch Bay, hiking along the beach, and always enjoyed a good Swedish/Norwegian joke.
Survivors include her sons Jerry Roberts and Michael (Barbara) Roberts; granddaughters, Becky Vos (David), Kelly Higgins (Elton), and Darcy Osborne (Steve); grandson Chad Roberts (Skylar); and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson, Greg Roberts; and sisters, Gerda Peterson, Elsie Arnold, and Edie Applequist.
A public visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20th from 3-7pm at Moles-Greenacres (5700 NW Dr. Ferndale). A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, Oct. 21st at 10am at Northlake Community Church (1471 McLeod Rd, Bellingham).
Please consider a memorial donation made in Judy’s name to Northlake Community Church or to missionaries in Brazil; Ro and Susan Soares (Continental Christian Center 4000 Highland Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008).

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: October 21, 2016 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Northlake Community Church
  • Location: 1471 McLeod Rd Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: October 20, 2016 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Judy Elizabeth Roberts Urquhart

  1. Nancy Bauer says:

    I loved her so very much. I will miss our phone calls. Mostly I am going to miss the sound of her laughter.

  2. Susan and I met Judy as a neighbor on Britton Court in 2012. We would walk and talk with her when she went to the mail box. Judy was a wonderful person and model for others to follow.
    We extend our sympathy to you and your family during this time of loss.

    Herb and Susan Messer

  3. My Dear “Grams” I for surely know this note won’t be for you,for our loss is Christ’s gain..and boy oh boy He has his hands full with you doesn’t He! This message& condolence is for all of us,family & friends left behind.To all my beloved family members,I am so so sorry ! As we grieve together ,I’ve felt a comfort as well.My Grandma Judy aka “Grams” to me…and only to me (Yep!) was a costant support with my parents in making sure I grew up with the privilege of being raised in church,thus rooting me so I could grow into the incredible everlasting relationship with the Lord I’m so Blessed with now! When at times I had no way to get there,she gracefully swooped me up morning & evening services as well.I still remember opening her car door,she always had it warm for me and a warm smile as well.I still remember how wonderful she smelled as we traveled on our way.She taught me great reverence for the Lord,when we pray to fold my little hands,bow my tiny head,sometimes lovingly patting my little leg.As I’ve grown much,much bigger as an adult…I guess I got it right ,and she trusted me to this myself.To this day and hopefully until the Lord sees fit for me to come,I still pray like I was taught from a wonderful Lady that lived by example.Oh,please don’t take this wrong…But she could be a real turkey at times.”Grandma! You’re being a turkey bird”….”I know my sweet Becky” she’d say always with a giggle. “Goodbye my sweet Grandma,Bye for now.”

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