Laurine Judd

Laurine Maxine Judd, 91, passed away March 21, 2020, at the Granite Falls Care Center in Granite Falls.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Laurine was born September 22, 1928 to Lloyd and Hazel (Smith) Schmidt in Staples. She grew up in Staples and attended the public school there. When Laurine was younger she worked as a waitress. She moved to Washington for a few years.  Laurine was blessed with eight children and she loved being a mom. While the children were growing up, she was able to stay at home and care for them.  

In 1963, Laurine and her family moved back to Staples where she began working at the USPS as a postal carrier. She was also a teacher’s assistant for a time. In 1998, Laurine moved to Granite Falls to be near family and would often winter in Oklahoma.

Laurine enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing and all things crafty.  She loved to travel and would take her grandchildren and great-grandchildren on personal “special trips” such as a train ride to other states.  These trips are treasured memories.

Laurine is survived by three sons, Lloyd Judd of Staples, Fred (Sheila) Judd of Alexandria, Dan Judd of Wood Lake; one daughter, Marcy Judd of Granite Falls; daughters-in-law, Kathie Judd of Staples, Debi Judd of Cape Coral, FL; 18 grandchildren, Sheila, Brandy, Jason, Aaron, Jeremy, Mark, Stephanie, Ryan, Heather, Scott, Kalee, Sam, Todd, Chris, Katie, Mellissa, Charlotte, Alexandra; 46 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends.

Laurine was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel; father, Lloyd; step-father, Clement; four sons, Clifford, Gaylord, infant Mark, infant David; great-grandson; two brothers and one sister. 

Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls. For online guestbook, visit

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