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Judy Burrow, Alum and HR Director, Dies of Cancer

Judy Marie Burrow died at her home on August 20, surrounded by her beloved family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Judy was a wife, a mother, a sister, a best friend, a prayer warrior, a soccer mom, a counselor, a grandma, a homemaker, a selfless individual, and, most importantly, a loving follower of Jesus Christ.

In 1998, Judy started her career at Northwest University, working in Human Resources and rising to the position of Director.  While working at Northwest she prayed for and encouraged thousands of college students and employees. Judy was a living example of God’s word in 1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong.”

Judy impacted everyone she met. She was able to see the heart of an individual and love them for who they were. Everyone who came into contact with her was truly impacted.

In May 2010, Judy fulfilled one of her lifetime goals by graduating from Northwest University with her Bachelor of Arts in Business. At graduation, she also received a Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to Christ and the University.

She was born August 11, 1947, to Jim and Leona Mann. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Johnny; her five boys, Matt, John, Joel, Jeremy, and Jared; as well as her six grandchildren. She graduated from high school in Baldwin Park, California.

A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 2, at the Butterfield Chapel of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.

Posted on Friday, August 27, 2010