Judy Louise Trotter of Willits died March 29 from complications of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (a rare autoimmune lung disease). She was 70.
Trotter was born in San Francisco in 1946, where she grew up and graduated from Mission High School in 1964. She married her first husband, Louis Diaz, after high school; they had two children. She worked at Pacific Bell right out of high school, and then later married her second husband. They had two children. She had the opportunity to stay home to raise her four children. Once her children were older, she went to work at Community Care Management Corp. in Ukiah, California. She later earned her bachelor’s degree in business management. In 1998, she moved to Livermore and started working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She retired in January 2013 and moved back to Willits to live with her son. She wanted to be surrounded by the beautiful Redwoods that she adored so much.
She loved to travel. In 1987, she traveled throughout China for a month. She went on several cruises all over the world with her sister-in-law, Margret Trotter. She loved weekend short trips with her brother, Kelly. Overall, her proudest accomplishment were her children. She would brag to everyone how much they all adored her.
Trotter is preceded in death by her parents, Waedeen Trotter and Priscilla Dean Brittain of San Francisco; her older brother, John Trotter; and her second husband, Victor Lech. She is survived by her brother, Kelly; children, Tracy, Tony (Anna), Tim (Patricia) and Joe (Daisy) and grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica, Andrew, Jon, James, Conner, Malcolm and Polina.
At her request, there will not be a funeral. There will be a celebration of life at noon May 28 in Santa Cruz. Please contact her daughter, Tracy Diaz, for more information.