Judith Louise Castagno
Sep 17, 1942 – Apr 22, 2019
Judith Louise Castagno “Judy, Cheeky, More Grandma” passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019 in Federal Way, Washington with her family by her side.
Judy was born at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle Washington on September 17, 1942 and grew up in Burien. She was in Girl Scouts, was part of the Opening of Ward’s Catalog Store in Burien and volunteered for the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce ”Discover Seattle”. She graduated from Highline High School in June of 1960.
Judy married Dennis Castagno on February 16, 1963 in Burien. Dennis was drafted into the Army and stationed in Germany June 1963. Soon after that Judy would travel to Germany to join him. They returned to the states in 1965, renting a house until 1967 when they bought their 1st home in Burien. Judy was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom for their three children and many pets.
Judy attended Renton Vocational Technical College in 1975 and received a degree as a Data Entry Operator. She worked in the banking industry, was a cook, a floral designer and a successful business owner (Clean as a Whistle).
Judy treasured spending time with her family and friends. She loved (square) dancing, sewing, playing cards, bowling, golfing, camping, wearing colorful clothing, and hanging out at Mr. Ed’s and Little Pat’s. She was an excellent cook and especially loved to bake pies, fudge, bars, éclairs, cakes and cookies for her family and friends.
The real joy in Judy’s life came from her family. Her home was a regular gathering place for holidays, parties, and family events. Judy supported her family unconditionally. She had a heart of gold and selflessly cared for her family and friends. She always put the welfare of others first and would be there if a loved one needed anything.
Judy was known, and will always be remembered, for her uniquely contagious laugh and her passion for the color purple! The impact she has had on those who knew her is immeasurable and will continue to live on through the lives of those who love her still. She was an authentic, loving, humble and generous woman who will be missed beyond measure by her many friends and family.
Judy was preceded in death by her father Ronald “Pete” Petersen; mother Myrtle Petersen; brother Ronald Petersen.
Judy is survived by her children; Craig Castagno (Sherry), Tracie Castagno, and Ronald Castagno (Jacqueline); grandchildren Ronnie Jr. Castagno (Megan), Alyssa Vanderlin (Cody), Sierra Nixon (Cameron), Paige Castagno, and Rylee Castagno-Lieseke, as well Dennis Castagno and her sister-in-law Jimette Thayer.
Judy’s family would like to extend their gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way for their kindness in mom’s final days.
A service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday May 11th with a celebration of life to follow on site at Washington Memorial Park & Mortuary: 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA. All are welcome and asked to wear purple or colorful clothing to honor her vibrant life on this earth.
This obituary is provided by Bonney-Watson, providing caring and compassionate funeral, cremation and cemetery services since 1868. We have a professional staff, four funeral homes, two cremation facilities and one of the largest cemeteries south of Seattle, as well as a comprehensive grief support program.